Weekly Statistical Supplement


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Date : Sep 11, 2009
Foreign Exchange Reserves

Item

As on Sep. 4, 2009

Variation over

Week

End-March 2009

End-December 2008

Year

Rs. Crore

US$ Mn.

Rs. Crore

US$ Mn.

Rs. Crore

US$ Mn.

Rs. Crore

US$ Mn.

Rs. Crore

US$ Mn.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

Total Reserves

13,57,418

277,649

7,523

1,287

73,553

25,664

1,17,257

21,681

76,468

-11,162

(a)

Foreign Currency Assets +

12,79,240

261,657

6,065

1,134*

49,174

20,231

84,450

15,054

38,539

-17,969

(b)

Gold

48,041

9,828

1,465

157

-752

251

6,931

1,343

9,977

1,136

(c)

SDRs @

23,554

4,818

-6

-3

23,548

4,817

23,541

4,815

23,538

4,814

(d)

Reserve Position in the IMF**

6,583

1,346

-1

-1

1,583

365

2,335

469

4,414

857

+  : Excludes Rs.1222 crore /US$ 250 million invested in foreign currency denominated bonds issued by IIFC (UK).
*    : Foreign currency assets expressed in US dollar terms include the effect of appreciation/depreciation of non-US currencies (such as Euro, Sterling, Yen) held in reserves.
For details, please refer to the Current Statistics section of the RBI Bulletin.
** : Reserve Position in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), i.e., Reserve Tranche Position (RTP) which was shown as a memo item from May 23, 2003 to March 26, 2004 has been included in the reserves from the week ended April 2, 2004 in keeping with the international best practice.
@ : Includes SDRs 3,082.5 million (equivalent to US$ 4,818 million) allocated under the general allocation of SDRs by the IMF with effect from August 28, 2009.


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