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Home > Statistics > UK International Reserves - April 2017

UK International Reserves - April 2017

04 May 2017

We publish data on UK holdings of international reserves and foreign currency liquidity once a month.

The Bank of England manages the UK’s official reserves on behalf of the Government.

The UK’s official international reserves are made up of:

  • foreign currencies
  • gold
  • IMF special drawing rights (SDRs)
  • the UK’s reserves tranche position at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

International reserves and foreign currency liquidity data

We use the IMF’s international reserves template to publish this data.

Summary data are also published by the Treasury in a monthly press release on the third working day of every month.

Historic data are also available:

Historic data (3MB)

Further information on this data

We have published further background information on UK international reserves statistics and the IMF template. More information is available in explanatory notes.

For further information on how we compile the UK version of the IMF template, email

More instrument and currency detail is available in Bankstats tables, which are published monthly.

All time series are also available on our interactive database.

If you have any comments or queries about this release, please email us.


 Next release date


​5 June 2017