Foreign exchange reserves, billion currency units in Portugal, January 1996 - May 2021
For that indicator, we provide data for Portugal from January 1996 to May 2021. The average value for Portugal during that period was 15.68 billion Euro with a minimum of 6.78 billion Euro in August 2007 and a maximum of 26.56 billion Euro in August 2020.
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Measure: billion Euro
Source: Bank of Portugal
Definition: Foreign exchange reserves consist of foreign currency, deposits denominated in foreign
currency, Monetary Gold, Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) and Reserve position in the
International Monetary Fund (IMF). Foreign exchange reserves are held by monetary authorities
to finance trade imbalances, check the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations and address
other issues under the purview of the central bank.