Indian Foreign Exchange Reserves increased

Key Facts

  • The country’s foreign exchange reserves increased by $2.063 billion to $400.24 billion in the week to February 1, on account of rise in foreign currency assets, according to RBI data.
  • In the previous week, the reserves had increased by $1.497 billion to $398.178 billion. In the reporting week, foreign currency assets rose $1.280 billion to $373.430 billion.
  • In the reporting week, foreign currency assets, a major component of the overall reserves, rose by $ 1.280 billion to $ 373.430 billion.
  • Expressed in US dollars, foreign currency assets include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of non-US currencies such as the euro, pound and yen held in the reserves.
  • The reserves had touched a record high of $ 426.028 billion in the week to April 13, 2018. Since then, the forex kitty has been on a slide and is now down by over $ 31 billion.
  • Gold reserves increased by $ 764.9 million to $ 22.686 billion in the reporting week, the data showed.
  • The special drawing rights with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) rose by $ 6.2 million to $ 1.470 billion.
  • The country’s reserve position with the IMF also increased by $ 11.2 million to $ 2.654 billion, the apex bank said.

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