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U.S. International Reserve Position in Nov 2002

FROM THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

November 26, 2002
PO-3651

U.S. International Reserve Position

The Treasury Department today released U.S. reserve assets data for the latest week. As indicated in this table, U.S. reserve assets totaled $75,926 million as of the end of that week, compared to $76,482 million as of the end of the prior week.

I. Official U.S. Reserve Assets (in US millions)
TOTAL November 15, 2002 November 22, 2002
76,482 75,926
1. Foreign Currency Reserves 1 Euro Yen TOTAL Euro Yen TOTAL
a. Securities 6,499 13,068 19,567 6,426 12,805 19,231
Of which, issuer headquartered in the U.S. 0 0
b. Total deposits with:
b.i. Other central banks and BIS 10,726 2,623 13,349 10,609 2,571 13,180
b.ii. Banks headquartered in the U.S. 0 0
b.ii. Of which, banks located abroad 0 0
b.iii. Banks headquartered outside the U.S. 0 0
b.iii. Of which, banks located in the U.S. 0 0
2. IMF Reserve Position 2 20,599 20,567
3. Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) 2 11,925 11,907
4. Gold Stock 3 11,042 11,042
5. Other Reserve Assets 0 0
II. Predetermined Short-Term Drains on Foreign Currency Assets
November 15, 2002 November 22, 2002
Euro Yen TOTAL Euro Yen TOTAL
1. Foreign currency loans and securities 0 0
2. Aggregate short and long positions in forwards and futures in foreign currencies vis-à-vis the U.S. dollar:
2.a. Short positions 0 0
2.b. Long positions 0 0
3. Other 0 0
III. Contingent Short-Term Net Drains on Foreign Currency Assets
November 15, 2002 November 22, 2002
Euro Yen TOTAL Euro Yen TOTAL
1. Contingent liabilities in foreign currency 0 0
1.a. Collateral guarantees on debt due within 1 year
1.b. Other contingent liabilities
2. Foreign currency securities with embedded options 0 0
3. Undrawn, unconditional credit lines 0 0
3.a. With other central banks
3.b. With banks and other financial institutions
Headquartered in the U.S.
3.c. With banks and other financial institutions
Headquartered outside the U.S.
4. Aggregate short and long positions of options in foreign
Currencies vis-à-vis the U.S. dollar 0 0
4.a. Short positions
4.a.1. Bought puts
4.a.2. Written calls
4.b. Long positions
4.b.1. Bought calls
4.b.2. Written puts

Notes:

1/ Includes holdings of the Treasury’s Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF) and the Federal Reserve’s System Open Market Account (SOMA), valued at current market exchange rates. Foreign currency holdings listed as securities reflect marked-to-market values, and deposits reflect carrying values.  Foreign Currency Reserves for the latest week may be subject to revision.  Foreign Currency Reserves for the prior week are final.

2/ The items, “2. IMF Reserve Position” and “3. Special Drawing Rights (SDRs),” are based on data provided by the IMF and are valued in dollar terms at the official SDR/dollar exchange rate for the reporting date. The entries for the latest week reflect any necessary adjustments, including revaluation, by the U.S. Treasury to the prior week’s IMF data.  IMF data for the latest week may be subject to revision.  IMF data for the prior week are final.

3/ Gold stock is valued monthly at $42.2222 per fine troy ounce.


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