Canada Foreign Exchange Reserves

Foreign Exchange Reserves in Canada decreased to 76450 USD Million in March of 2014 from 77169 USD Million in February of 2014. Foreign Exchange Reserves in Canada is reported by the Statistics Canada. Foreign Exchange Reserves in Canada averaged 16073.12 USD Million from 1953 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 77169 USD Million in February of 2014 and a record low of 1678.10 USD Million in May of 1962. In Canada, 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 - Canada Foreign Exchange Reserves - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-17

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
76450.00 77169.00 77169.00 1678.10 76822.53 | 2014/04 1953 - 2014 USD Million Monthly
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Canada Foreign Exchange Reserves
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Money Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Central Bank Balance Sheet 88028.00 2014-03-31 88584.00 90164.00 2226.00 91133.94 2014-04-30 CAD Million [+]
Foreign Exchange Reserves 76450.00 2014-03-31 77169.00 77169.00 1678.10 76822.53 2014-04-30 USD Million [+]
Foreign Stock Investment 6080.00 2014-02-28 1220.00 26142.00 -24132.00 4847.70 2014-03-31 CAD Million [+]
Interbank Rate 1.00 2014-03-31 0.99 21.57 0.24 1.00 2014-04-30 Percent [+]
Loans to Private Sector 218828.00 2014-02-28 219109.00 220896.00 10151.00 219301.10 2014-03-31 CAD Million [+]
Money Supply M0 71139.00 2014-02-28 70790.00 71139.00 2214.00 71367.07 2014-03-31 CAD Million [+]
Money Supply M1 735990.00 2014-02-28 735642.00 735990.00 30706.00 743583.35 2014-03-31 CAD Million [+]
Money Supply M2 1249498.00 2014-02-28 1248366.00 1249498.00 25523.00 1253632.98 2014-03-31 CAD Million [+]
Money Supply M3 1788525.00 2014-02-28 1800319.00 1800319.00 37982.00 1805661.36 2014-03-31 CAD Million [+]
Interest Rate 1.00 2014-04-16 1.00 16.00 0.25 1.00 2014-05-31 Percent [+]
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Foreign Exchange Reserves | Notes
Foreign Exchange Reserves also known as Official Reserves and International Reserves are the foreign assets held or controlled by the central banks. The reserves themselves can either be gold or a specific currency like the dollar or the euro. 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. The reserves are generally used to finance the balance of payments imbalances or to control exchange rates.


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