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Analytical Accounts of the Exchange Fund

Posted: 14 January 2019  |  Source: HKMA


The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) released today (Monday) the key analytical accounts of the Exchange Fund at the end of December 2018.

Foreign assets, representing the external assets of the Exchange Fund, increased during the month by HK$19.0 billion to HK$3,488.5 billion.

The Monetary Base, comprising Certificates of Indebtedness, Government issued currency notes and coins in circulation, the balance of the banking system and Exchange Fund Bills and Notes issued, amounted to HK$1,632.6 billion.

Claims on the private sector in Hong Kong amounted to HK$261.8 billion.

The analytical accounts of the Exchange Fund are released in accordance with the International Monetary Fund’s Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) and are referred to as the Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank under SDDS (Annex).