Foreign exchange reserves continue to fall
During the last 6 months, there has been a decline of more than $ 30 billion in reserves, the current level of reserves is equal to the import bill of 10 months.
The country’s foreign exchange reserves due to Russia Ukraine crisis (Forex reserves) has seen a decline for the ninth consecutive week today. reserve Bank (RBIAccording to the data released by ), the country’s foreign exchange reserves fell by $ 2.676 billion to $ 593.279 billion in the week ended May 13. Due to this, the foreign exchange reserves had declined by $ 1.774 billion to the level of $ 595.954 billion in the previous week. According to the Reserve Bank, the main reason for the fall in foreign exchange reserves is the fall in the value of foreign currency assets. The four segments of the reserve are FCA, Gold Reserve (Gold Reserve), SDR and reserve position with IMF have all seen a decline.
How much did the reserve fall
During the week, foreign currency assets fell by $ 1.3 billion to $ 529.554 billion. The FCA is denominated in dollars and takes into account the movement of non-US currencies in reserve, such as the euro, pound and yen. During this, there has been a decline of $ 1.169 billion in the gold reserve and it has reached the level of $ 40.57 billion. At the same time, the SDR with the IMF has also come down by $ 165 million to the level of $ 18.204 billion. Also, the country’s reserve position with the IMF has come down by $39 million to $4.951 billion.
Equivalent stock of imports for less than 10 months
The article State of the Economy, given in the Reserve Bank’s bulletin for May, states that the reserve level of $596 billion as on May 6 is equivalent to an estimated 10-month import bill for the current fiscal. That is, with the decline, the stock will now be enough for even less time. During the last 6 months, there has been a decline of more than $ 30 billion in reserves. The main reason for the fall in foreign exchange reserves is the weakness in the rupee against the dollar. And the dollar has to be strengthened against the currencies around the world. In fact, to save the rupee, the Reserve Bank has to intervene, which affects the reserve. At the same time, due to the rise in commodity prices across the world, there is also a jump in the import bill. Due to which the reserves which a year ago were enough for imports for more than a year. Now with that bill increasing, it is enough for less than 10 months.
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