International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity

The following tables provide data on Singapore's Official Foreign Reserves according to the IMF's Data Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity.  The data template is a prescribed category of the IMF's Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS), to which Singapore has been a subscribing member since the SDDS was established in 1996.  It integrates the concepts of international reserves and foreign currency liquidity by including both balance-sheet data and off-balance-sheet information on a country's external assets.  It also notes future and potential inflows and outflows of foreign exchange associated with the balance-sheet and off-balance-sheet positions.

Further details on the template and SDDS  can be found on the IMF Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB).


As at Aug 2017 (Preliminary)
In US$ million unless otherwise stated.

 I. Official reserve assets and other foreign currency assets*

 A. Official reserve assets

 273,114.80

   (1) Foreign currency reserves (in convertible foreign currencies) 

 270,454.30

     (a) securities

 220,307.00

       of which: issuer headquartered in reporting country but located abroad

 0.0

     (b) total currency and deposits with:

 50,147.30

       (i) other national central banks, BIS and IMF

1,002.60

       (ii) banks headquartered in the reporting country

7,010.00

          of which: located abroad

 0.0

       (iii) banks headquartered outside the reporting country

 42,134.70

          of which: located in the reporting country

 40,775.80

    (2) IMF reserve position

943.40

    (3) SDRs

 1,055.00

    (4) Gold (including gold deposits and, if appropriate, gold swapped)

 211.70

      -  volume in fine troy ounces

 4,096,439

    (5) Other reserve assets#

 450.40

 B. Other foreign currency assets

 N.A.

* Book value of assets converted at market exchange rates prevailing at end of month.
# Includes investment in ABF (see AsianBondsOnline.adb.org)


II. Predetermined short-term net drains on foreign currency assets (nominal value)

 

Total 

 Maturity breakdown (residual maturity)

  Up to 1 month

More than 1 month and up to 3 months 

More than 3 months and up to 1 year 

 1. Foreign currency loans, securities, and deposits

 N.A.

     

 2. Aggregate short and long positions in forwards and futures in foreign currencies vis-a-vis the domestic currency (including the forward leg of currency swaps)

 47,557.40

29,535.90

 18,021.50

0.00

   (a) Short positions (-)

 0.0

 0.0

 0.0

 0.0

   (b) Long positions (+)

 47,557.40

29,535.90

 18,021.50

0.00

 3. Other

 N.A.

     

 

III. Contingent short-term net drains on foreign currency assets (nominal value)

 

 Total   

 Maturity breakdown (residual maturity, where applicable)

  Up to 1 month

More than 1 month and up to 3 months 

More than 3 months and up to 1 year 

 1. Contingent liabilities in foreign currency

 N.A.

     

 2. Foreign currency securities issued with embedded options (puttable bonds)

 N.A.

 

 3. Undrawn, unconditional credit lines provided by:

 N.A.

   

   (a) other national monetary authorities, BIS, IMF, and other international organizations

     

   (b) with banks and other financial institutions headquartered in the reporting country (+)

       

   (c) with banks and other financial institutions headquartered outside the reporting country (+)

       

 4. Undrawn, unconditional credit lines provided to:

 N.A.

     

   (a) other national monetary authorities, BIS, IMF, and other international organizations

       

   (b) banks and other financial institutions headquartered in reporting country (-)

       

   (c) banks and other financial institutions headquartered outside the reporting country (-)

       

 5. Aggregate short and long positions of options in foreign currencies vis-a-vis the domestic currency

 N.A.

     

 PRO MEMORIA: In-the-money options

 

     

 (1) At current exchange rate

 N.A.

     

 (2) + 5% (depreciation of 5%)

       

 (3) - 5 % (appreciation of 5%)

       

 (4) + 10% (depreciation of 10%)

       

 (5) - 10 % (appreciation of 10%)

       

 (6) Other

       

 

IV. Memo Items

 (1) To be reported with standard periodicity and timeliness:

 

 (a) short-term domestic currency debt indexed to the exchange rate

 N.A.

 (b) financial instruments denominated in foreign currency and settled by other means (e.g., in domestic currency)

 N.A.

 (c) pledged assets

 N.A.

 (d) securities lend and on repo

1,390.10

 - lent or repoed and included in Section I

 0.0

 - lent or repoed but not included in Section I

 0.0

 - borrowed or acquired and included in Section I

 0.0

 - borrowed or acquired but not included in Section I

  1,390.10

 (e) financial derivative assets (net, marked to market)

 N.A.

 (f) derivatives (forward, futures, or options contracts) that have a residual maturity greater than one year.

 N.A.

 (2) To be disclosed annually:

 N.A.

 (a) currency composition of reserves (by groups of currencies)

 N.A.

 - currencies in SDR basket

N.A.

 - currencies not in SDR basket

  N.A.

 - by individual currencies

 

 N.A. - not applicable, i.e. there are no stock positions or transactions

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