Forex reserves jump $5.9 bn to $595 bn

World Materials 10 June 2023 16:30 (UTC +04:00)
Forex reserves jump $5.9 bn to $595 bn

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 10. India's forex kitty jumped $5.929 billion to $595.07 billion for the week ended June 2, the Reserve Bank said, Trend reports.

The reserves had dropped for two consecutive weeks and declined by $4.34 billion to $589.14 billion in the previous reporting week.

It can be noted that in October 2021, the country's forex kitty had reached an all-time high of $645 billion.

The reserves have been declining as the central bank deploys the kitty to defend the rupee amid pressures caused majorly by global developments.

For the week ended June 2, the foreign currency assets, a major component of the reserves, increased by $5.27 billion to $526.201 billion, according to the Weekly Statistical Supplement released by the RBI on Friday.

Expressed in dollar terms, the foreign currency assets include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of non-US units like the euro, pound and yen held in the foreign exchange reserves.

Gold reserves jumped by $655 million to $45.56 billion, the RBI said.

The Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) were down by $6 million to $18.186 billion, the apex bank said.

The country's reserve position with the IMF was up $10 million to $5.12 billion in the reporting week, the central bank data showed.