NBP data: At the end of October 2023, Poland’s official reserve assets, managed by Narodowy Bank Polski, stood at EUR 165.8bn, or USD 176.9bn in US dollar terms.
On 7 November 2023, Narodowy Bank Polski released the monthly data on the country’s official reserve asset holdings. According to the release, these holdings expressed in euro terms amounted to EUR 165.8bn at the end of October 2023, i.e. EUR 3.9bn less than at the end of September 2023. In US dollar terms, the reserve holdings decreased by USD 3.1bn, reaching USD 176.9bn USD.
In managing foreign exchange reserves, Narodowy Bank Polski – while striving to maximize the return on the assets – gives priority to their safe investment and the requisite level of liquidity. NBP invests in typical instruments used by central banks. The bulk of the reserves (almost 68.9%) is invested in Treasury securities as well as securities issued by international institutions and government agencies. The remainder of the reserves is maintained in the form of term deposits at banks with a high credit standing and in monetary gold.