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SBP reserves fall $6m to $9.1bn

SBP reserves rise $15.6m to $9.41bn
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June 13, 2024 (MLN): The foreign exchange reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) decreased by $6.2 million or 0.07% WoW to $9.1 billion during the week ended on June 07, 2024, data released by SBP showed on Thursday.

The central bank did not specify a reason for the decrease.

On the other hand, the country's total reserves increased by $168.2m or 1.18% WoW to $14.38bn.

The reserves held by commercial banks rose by $174.4m or 3.42% WoW to $5.28bn.

Yesterday, the government presented budget 2024-25, hiking taxes to boost revenue and increase the chances of securing a new loan from the International Monetary Fund.

To note, Pakistan is in talks with the IMF for a larger and longer loan, estimated to be about $6-$8bn.

In the current fiscal year, SBP-held reserves have increased by $4.64bn or 103.81%.

This significant boost comes after the country secured the IMF Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) of about $3bn by end-June last year, which also helped unlock multilateral and bilateral funding.

Meanwhile, the current calendar year has seen an increase of $882.1m or 10.73%.

Summary of Holding and Weekly Change

Foreign reserves held by June 07, 2024 May 31, 2024 Change % Change
State Bank of Pakistan 9,103.3 9,109.5 -6.2 -0.07%
Net Foreign Reserves Held by Banks 5,280.5 5,106.1 174.4 3.42%
Total Liquid Foreign Reserves 14,383.8 14,215.6 168.2 1.18%

Amount in USD Million

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Posted on: 2024-06-13T19:22:16+05:00