International Reserves/Foreign Currency Liquidity


The “International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity” table is prepared within the framework of the Special Data Dissemination Standards – SDDS – set by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The table is produced from the data given by the CBRT and the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Treasury and Finance in line with the scope, definition, and classifications specified in the IMF Operational Guidelines.

The monthly table disseminated by the CBRT covers detailed information on official foreign currency assets and predetermined short-term net drains on foreign currency assets (including residual maturity) and contingent short-term net drains on foreign currency assets.

Data are available as time series in EVDS. Click here for access.

International Reserves/Foreign Currency Liquidity Developments - August 2020

  • Official Reserve Assets recorded USD 83.8 billion indicating 7.2 percent decrease compared to the previous month. As regards to sub-items, foreign currency reserves decreased by 14.1 percent to USD 38.8 billion, while gold reserves decreased by 0.3 percent to USD 43.4 billion.

  • Short term predetermined net drains of the Central Government and the CBRT (foreign currency loans, securities, FX deposit liabilities) increased by 2.8 percent to USD 25.6 billion, of which USD 20.3 billion in principal repayments and USD 5.3 billion in interest payments. Additionally, outstanding FX and gold liabilities arising from the CBRT’s financial derivative activities with resident and non-resident banks recorded USD 64 billion, of which USD 26.3 billion is due in one month.

  • Contingent short-term net drains on foreign currency consists of “collateral guarantees on debt due within one year” and “other contingent liabilities (“Required Reserves in Blocked Accounts in Foreign Currency and Gold” and “Letters of Credit” items in the CBRT’s balance sheet). These liabilities recorded USD 31.5 billion decreasing by 7.7 percent compared to the previous month.




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