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The Treasury Department today released U.S. reserve assets data for the latest week. As indicated in this table, U.S. reserve assets totaled $71,234 million as of the end of that week, compared to $72,220 million as of the end of the prior week.

 

(1) Foreign currency reserves (in convertible foreign currencies) 71,596

(a) Securities

Euro 14,654

Yen 11,898

(i) other national central banks, BIS and IMF

Euro 14,480

Yen 5,837

(2) IMF reserve position 4,201

(3) SDRs 9,485

(4) gold (including gold deposits and, if appropriate, gold swapped) 11,041

--volume in millions of fine troy ounces 261.499

 

2) To be disclosed less frequently:

(a) currency composition of reserves (by groups of currencies) 71,596

--currencies in SDR basket 71,596

 

Includes holdings of the Treasury's Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF) and the Federal Reserve's System Open Market Account (SOMA), valued at current market exchange rates. Foreign currency holdings listed as securities reflect marked-to-market values, and deposits reflect carrying values.

 

The items, "2. IMF Reserve Position" and "3. Special Drawing Rights (SDRs)," are based on data provided by the IMF and are valued in dollar terms at the official SDR/dollar exchange rate for the reporting date. The entries for the latest week reflect any necessary adjustments, including revaluation, by the U.S. Treasury to IMF data for the prior month end.

 

Gold stock is valued monthly at $42.2222 per fine troy ounce.

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