Press Release No. 13/211
June 17, 2013
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will release on June 28, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) the quarterly data on the currency composition of official foreign exchange reserves (COFER) with expanded currency range. The data will, for the first time, separately identify two additional currencies: the Australian dollar (AUD) and the Canadian dollar (CAD).
COFER is a database managed by the IMF’s Statistics Department, containing end-of-period quarterly data of reporting countries/jurisdictions. With the separate identification of AUD and CAD, seven currencies will now be distinguished in COFER data: U.S. dollar, euro, pound sterling, Japanese yen, Swiss franc, AUD, and CAD. All other currencies will be included indistinguishably in the category of “other currencies.”
The data can be accessed on imf.org: http://www.imf.org/external/np/sta/cofer/eng/index.htm.
IMF COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT