Official Settlements Balance

A balance of payments account that tabulates transactions of reserve assets by official government agencies. The official settlement balance reflects transactions involving gold, foreign exchange reserves, bank deposits and special drawing rights (SDRs).

If, for example, the U.S. Treasury or Federal Reserve were to make a deposit with the Bank of England, then such a deposit would show up as part of the official settlements balance in the U.S. balance of payments.

This site uses cookies.
Learn more here