The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced today (7 September) that the official foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong amounted to US$497.0 billion as at the end of August 2021 (end-July 2021: US$494.8 billion) (Annex).

There were no unsettled foreign exchange contracts at end-August 2021 and end-July 2021.

The total foreign currency reserve assets of US$497.0 billion represent about seven times the currency in circulation or 48% of Hong Kong dollar M3.

 

Annex

 

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
7 September 2021

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At present, four press releases relating to the Exchange Fund’s data are issued by the HKMA each month. Three of these releases are issued to disseminate monetary data in accordance with the International Monetary Fund’s Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS). The fourth press release, on the Exchange Fund’s Abridged Balance Sheet and Currency Board Account, is made in accordance with the HKMA’s policy of maintaining a high level of transparency. For the month of September 2021, the scheduled dates for issuing the press releases are as follows:

7 September

SDDS International Reserves
(Hong Kong’s Latest Foreign Currency Reserve Assets Figures)

14 September

SDDS Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank
(Analytical Accounts of the Exchange Fund)

30 September

SDDS Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity

30 September

Exchange Fund Abridged Balance Sheet and Currency Board Account

 



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