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Latest Foreign Exchange Reserves Figure Released

Hong Kong's foreign reserves as at end of April were US$63.6 billion - a slight increase from US$63.4 billion a month ago.

The increase was due to seasonal increase in government placements of fiscal reserves with the Exchange Fund.

The above figures excluded forward transactions yet to be settled. Including forward transactions, the foreign reserves reached US$67.6 billion at end April, compared to US$67.7 billion at end March.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
22 May 1997

 

Foreign Reserves Ranking

1 Japan US$219.9 billion Apr-97
2 China US$114.6 billion Mar-97
3 Taiwan US$88.8 billion Mar-97
4 Germany US$84.8 billion Mar-97
5 Singapore US$78.8 billion Mar-97
6 United States US$69.1 billion Feb-97
7 Hong Kong US$63.6 billion Apr-97
8 Spain US$61.3 billion Mar-97
9 Brazil US$57.9 billion Feb-97
10 Italy US$46.8 billion Mar-97

 

 

Exchange Fund Foreign Currency Assets

(US$ Bn)      
       
  Excluding forwardNet forwardIncluding forward
  transactionstransactionstransactions
       
       
Mar-95 52.4 -0.2 52.2
Jun-95 53.6 - 53.6
Sep-95 51.8 2.8 54.6
Dec-95 55.4 1.8 57.2
Mar-96 58.1 1.7 59.8
Jun-96 57.3 2.7 60
Sep-96 55.4 6.7 62.1
Dec-96 63.8 5.7 69.6
Jan-97 65.9 5.2 71.1
Feb-97 63.8 4.3 68.1
Mar-97 63.4 4.3 67.7
Apr-97 63.6 4 67.6
Last revision date: 1 August 2011
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