Weekly Statistical Supplement


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Date : Jun 03, 2011
Foreign Exchange Reserves

Item

As on May 27, 2011

Variation over

Week

End-March 2011

End-December 2010

Year

`
Crore

US$ Mn.

` Crore

US$ Mn.

` Crore

US$ Mn.

` Crore

US$ Mn.

`
Crore

US$ Mn.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

Total Reserves

14,00,506

310,215

15,567

1,681

39,492

5,397

68,152

12,881

1,38,654

38,245

(a) Foreign Currency Assets +

12,60,784

278,873

15,317

1,671 *

35,901

4,543

60,707

11,059

1,10,023

31,610

(b) Gold $

1,05,582

23,790

3,010

818

4,896

1,320

23,205

5,253

(c) SDRs @

20,754

4,591

152

6

353

22

–1,999

–487

–1,869

–270

(d) Reserve Position in the IMF**

13,386

2,961

98

4

228

14

4,548

989

7,295

1,652

+ Excludes ` 1,130 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 SDR 3,082.5 million (equivalent to US$ 4,883 million) allocated under general allocation and SDR 214.6 million (equivalent to US $ 340 million) allocated under special allocation by IMF done on August 28, 2009 and September 9, 2009, respectively.
$ Includes ` 31,463 crore (USD 6,699 million) reflecting the purchase of 200 metric tonnes of gold from IMF on November 3, 2009.


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