Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) international reserves amounted to RM428.8 billion (equivalent to US$134.2 billion) as at June 29, 2012.
In a statement today, BNM said the reserves position was sufficient to finance 9.4 months of retained imports and was 4.3 times the short-term external debt.
“This reserve level has taken into account the quarterly adjustment for foreign exchange revaluation gains following the strengthening of major and regional currencies against ringgit during the quarter,” it said.
It said the main components of the international reserves were foreign currencies (US$121.6 billion); International Monetary Fund reserves (US$800 million); Special Drawing Rights (US$1.9 billion); gold (US$1.9 billion); and, other reserves assets (US$8 billion).
The central bank’s total assets, including international reserves, stood at RM480.13 billion. Its other assets included the Malaysian government papers (RM2.13 billion); deposits with financial institutions (RM30.08 billion); loans and advances (RM10.25 billion); and, other assets (RM8.85 billion).
Its capital and liabilities comprised paid-up capital (RM100 million); general reserve fund (RM14.37 billion); other reserves (RM18.17 billion); currency in circulation (RM63.43 billion); deposits by financial institutions (RM189.04 billion); federal government deposits (RM14.67 billion); other deposits (RM7.66 billion); Bank Negara papers (RM140.93 billion); allocation of SDRs (RM6.46 billion); and, other liabilities (RM25.30 billion).