Mubasher: Kuwait’s foreign reserves increased by 14.41% during May, according to recent data by the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK).
Reserve assets amounted to KWD 13.67 billion ($44.52 billion) by the end of May 2020, compared with KWD 11.95 billion ($39.98 billion) in May 2019.
On a monthly basis, the Kuwaiti reserve grew by 7.39%, compared with its level in April at KWD 12.73 billion.
Total currency deposits increased by 14.79% year-on-year (YoY) to KWD 12.875 billion, while special withdrawal rights inched up by 0.21% to KWD 564.4 million.
In addition, the Kuwaiti reserve position at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) hiked by 43.37% to KWD 202.6 million.
The book value for gold reserves stood at KWD 31.7 million.