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Hong Kong’s Latest Foreign Currency Reserve Assets Figures Released

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced today (5 August) that the official foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong amounted to US$441. 7 billion as at the end of July 2022 (end-June 2022: US$447. 2 billion) (Annex).

Including unsettled foreign exchange contracts, the foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong at the end of July 2022 amounted to US$440. 1 billion (end-June 2022: US$447. 2 billion).

The total foreign currency reserve assets of US$441. 7 billion represent about six times the currency in circulation or 42% of Hong Kong dollar M3.

Annex

Hong Kong Monetary Authority 5 August 2022

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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 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 August 2022, the scheduled dates for issuing the press releases are as follows: 5 August SDDS International Reserves (Hong Kong’s Latest Foreign Currency Reserve Assets Figures) 12 August SDDS Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank (Analytical Accounts of the Exchange Fund) 31 August SDDS Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity 31 August Exchange Fund Abridged Balance Sheet and Currency Board Account

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