On 31 December2019, the National Bank of Romania’s foreign exchange
reserves stood at EUR 32,926 million, compared to EUR33,817 million on
During the month, the following flows were recorded:
· EUR 2,197 million worth ofinflows representing changes in credit
institutions’foreign currency-denominate drequired reserves, inflows
into the Ministry of Public Finance’saccounts,inflows into the
European Commission’s accountand other;
· EUR 3,088 million worth of outflows representing changes in credit
institutions’ foreign currency-denominated required reserves,
interest payments and principal repayments on foreign currency
public debt,and other.
The gold stock remained steady at 103.6 tonnes. However, following the
change in the international price of gold, its value amounted to EUR 4,524
On 31 December2019,Romania’sinternational reserves (foreign currencies
and gold) stood at EUR 37,450 million, compared to EUR 38,228 million on 30
During January 2020, the payments due on the foreign currency-
denominated public and publicly guaranteed debt amount to approximately
The next press release on international reserves will be issued on 3
NBR launching an Instagram social
The National Bank of Romania expands its online presence and officially
launches its Instagram account.
By constantly enhancing its digital communication toolbox, the National
Bank of Romania aims to engage new audiences so as to improve the
information of the general public regarding the central bank’s activity.
This Instagram account will stand out from the other social media channels
currently used by the NBR (Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube) by promoting eye-
catching visual content, and increasing interactivity and accessibility for
audiences that are not necessarily well-versed in economics.
The NBR’s initiative to use this social network not only ties in with similar
steps taken by other European central banks, but also keeps up with the
latest digital trends.
We invite you to follow us on Instagram starting today, 16 December 2019,
by going to our official page