Russia’s international reserves rise by 1.31% in December to $630.627 bln – regulator

TASS Russian News Agency | Jan 14, 2022 at 2:44 PM

MOSCOW, January 14. /TASS/. Russia's international reserves amounted to $630.627 billion as of January 1, 2022, which is 1.31% (or $8.126 billion) higher than at the beginning of December, the Central Bank said in a statement.

As of January 1, 2021, the country's international reserves amounted to $595.774 billion.

During the reporting month, foreign exchange reserves increased by 1.59% to $497.557 billion. The cost of monetary gold increased by 0.25% and amounted to $133.07 billion.

Russia's international reserves are highly liquid foreign assets held the Bank of Russia and the Russian government. They include foreign currency, Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), reserve position in the International Monetary Fund, and monetary gold.