How big are Romania’s forex reserves at end-2015?

The Romanian National Bank’s foreign exchange reserves amounted to EUR 32.24 billion at the end of 2015, up by EUR 134 million compared to November 2015. The level was similar to December 2014 when the foreign exchange reserves totaled EUR 32.21 billion.

The inflows amounted to EUR 1.07 billion in December. They included money from the Finance Ministry and the European Commission.

The outflows totaled EUR 938 million, representing installment payments or payments related to the country’s public debt.

The gold reserve stood at 103.7 tons, and based on the evolution of international prices, its value amounted to EUR 3.247 billion.

Thus, Romania’s international reserves, which included foreign exchange reserves plus gold, totaled EUR 35.48 billion at the end of December last year. These amounted to EUR 35.46 billion on November 30, 2015, and EUR 35.5 billion at the end of 2014.

The payments due in January 2016 related to the country’s public debt reach about EUR 260 million.

Diana Mesesan,


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