South Africa's gross foreign reserves inched lower to USD 49.68 billion in March 2019 from USD 50.84 in the previous month and reaching the lowest level since April 2018. The decrease of USD 1.2 billion mainly reflected the increase in foreign exchange swaps conducted for liquidity management purposes, foreign currency payments made on behalf of the government, valuation adjustments due to the appreciation of the US dollar, and the decline in the US dollar gold price. Foreign Exchange Reserves in South Africa averaged 30156.30 USD Million from 1998 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 51889 USD Million in February of 2012 and a record low of 5316 USD Million in September of 1998.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-08 06:00 AM Foreign Exchange Reserves $51.64B $50.67B $ 49.5B
2019-02-07 06:00 AM Foreign Exchange Reserves $50.83B $51.64B
2019-03-07 06:00 AM Foreign Exchange Reserves $50.84B $50.83B $50.45B
2019-04-05 06:00 AM Foreign Exchange Reserves $49.68B $50.84B $50.6B
2019-05-08 06:00 AM Foreign Exchange Reserves $49.68B $49.6B
2019-06-07 06:00 AM Foreign Exchange Reserves $51.4B
2019-07-05 06:00 AM Foreign Exchange Reserves $51.0B


South Africa Money Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Interest Rate 6.75 6.75 23.99 5.00 percent [+]
Interbank Rate 7.16 7.16 16.96 5.06 percent [+]
Money Supply M0 262481.00 258501.00 280228.00 415.00 ZAR Million [+]
Money Supply M1 1722511.00 1729738.00 1776426.00 1482.00 ZAR Million [+]
Money Supply M2 2856895.00 2847502.00 2893833.00 2887.00 ZAR Million [+]
Money Supply M3 3576549.00 3551630.00 3576549.00 4796.00 ZAR Million [+]
Foreign Exchange Reserves 49679.00 50836.00 51889.00 5316.00 USD Million [+]
Banks Balance Sheet 5536801.00 5517659.00 5536801.00 114781.00 ZAR Million [+]
Loans to Private Sector 3687826.00 3684046.00 3687826.00 4051.00 ZAR Million [+]
Deposit Interest Rate 7.25 7.17 18.86 5.15 percent [+]
Lending Rate 10.00 10.00 25.50 5.00 percent [+]
Central Bank Balance Sheet 793295.00 788155.00 827165.00 543.00 ZAR Million [+]


South Africa Foreign Exchange Reserves

In South Africa, Foreign Exchange Reserves are the foreign assets held or controlled by the country central bank. The reserves are made of gold or a specific currency. They can also be special drawing rights and marketable securities denominated in foreign currencies like treasury bills, government bonds, corporate bonds and equities and foreign currency loans. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Foreign Exchange Reserves - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Foreign Exchange Reserves - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
49679.00 50836.00 51889.00 5316.00 1998 - 2019 USD Million Monthly
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