Poland’s reserve assets in September 2021

NBP data: At the end of September 2021, Poland’s official reserve assets, managed by Narodowy Bank Polski, stood at EUR 143.9bn or USD 167.0bn in US dollar terms.

On 7 October 2021, 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 143.9bn at the end of September 2021, i.e. EUR 0.6bn more than at the end of August 2021. In US dollar terms, the reserve holdings decreased by USD 2.4bn, reaching USD 167.0bn.

In managing foreign exchange reserves, Narodowy Bank Polski – while striving to maximize the return on assets – gives priority to their safe investment at the requisite level of liquidity. NBP invests in typical instruments used by central banks. The bulk of the reserves (over 70%) 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 deposits at banks with a high credit standing, and in monetary gold.