September 21, 2023 (MLN): The foreign exchange reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) rose by $56.4 million or 0.74% WoW to $7.7 billion during the week ended on September 15, 2023, according to the data released by the central bank on Thursday.
Similarly, the country's total reserves rose by $107.5m or 0.82% WoW to $13.19bn.
The reserves held by commercial banks rose by $51.1m or 0.94% WoW to $5.49bn.
To note, after Pakistan reached an agreement with IMF in June, the IMF disbursed $1.2 billion while Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates lent a total of $3bn, raising total foreign reserves to $14.07bn.
Consequently, in the current fiscal year, total liquid foreign reserves have increased by $4.01bn or 43.62%.
However, ever since the boost from the IMF and the Arab countries, fresh inflows seem to have dried up, with the total reserves slowly depleting almost every week.
Meanwhile, the current calendar year has seen an increase of $2.34bn or 21.59%.
|Foreign reserves held by||September 15, 2023||September 08, 2023||Change||% Change|
|State Bank of Pakistan||7695.3||7638.9||56.40||0.74%|
|Net Foreign Reserves Held by Banks||5491.3||5440.2||51.1||0.94%|
|Total Liquid Foreign Reserves||13186.6||13079.1||107.5||0.82%|
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Posted on: 2023-09-21T19:19:09+05:00