Forex reserves down by $2.11 bn to $398.12 bn in the week ended 8 February: RBI data

  • In the previous week, the forex reserves had surged by $2.063 billion to $400.24 billion

  • The reserves had touched a record high of $426.028 billion in the week to 13 April, 2018

  • Since then, the forex kitty has been on a slide and is now down by over $31 billion

Mumbai: The country's foreign exchange reserves declined by $2.119 billion to $398.122 billion in the week to 8 February, due to fall in foreign currency assets, according to the RBI data.

In the previous week, the reserves had surged by $2.063 billion to $400.24 billion.

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In the reporting week, foreign currency assets, a major component of the overall reserves, fell by $2.448 billion to $370.981 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 13 April, 2018. Since then, the forex kitty has been on a slide and is now down by over $31 billion.

Gold reserves remained unchanged at $22.686 billion in the reporting week, the data showed.

The special drawing rights with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) decreased by $8 million to $1.462 billion.

The country's reserve position with the IMF increased by $337.3 million to $2.991 billion, the apex bank said.

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Updated Date: Feb 15, 2019 19:09:50 IST