On January 31, 2010, National Bank of Romania’s foreign exchange reserves stood at EUR 28.037 million, compared to EUR 28.303 million on December 31, 2009.
During the month, there were recorded EUR 2.014 million in inflows, representing foreign exchange reserve requirements of the credit institutions, inflows in the Ministry of Public Finances’ accounts, inflows into the European Commission’s account, revenues from the management of foreign exchange reserves etc.
Outflows totalled EUR 2.28 billion, representing changes in the foreign exchange reserve requirements of the credit institutions, interests and payments on public and publicly guaranteed external debt etc.
The gold stock has held steady at 103.7 tonnes. However, following the change in the international price of gold, its value amounted to EUR 2.586 billion. During the month of February 2010, the payments due on public and publicly guaranteed external debt amounted to EUR 112 million.