Forex reserves fall by $2.986 billion to $579.285 billion


2021-04-02 15:08:41

MUMBAI: The country’s foreign exchange reserves declined by $2.986 billion to reach $579.285 billion in the week ended March 26, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed on Friday.
In the previous week ended March 19, the forex kitty had increased by $233 million to $582.271 billion. It had touched a record high of $590.185 billion in the week ended January 29, 2021.
In the reporting week ended March 26, 2021, the fall in reserves was on account of a decrease in foreign currency assets (FCA), a major component of the overall reserves.
FCA declined by $3.226 billion to $537.953 billion, as per weekly data by the RBI.
Expressed in dollar terms, the foreign currency assets include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of non-US units like the euro, pound and yen held in the foreign exchange reserves.
The gold reserves increased by $276 million to $34.907 billion in the reporting week, the RBI data showed.
The special drawing rights (SDRs) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) dipped by $9 million to $1.49 billion.
The country’s reserve position with the IMF declined by $27 million to $4.935 billion in the reporting week, according to the data.



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