Foreign exchange reserves and nominal effective exchange rate index for the pataca – April 2018
2018-05-15 10:03:00

Foreign exchange reserves and nominal effective exchange rate index for the pataca – April 2018

Source: Monetary Authority of Macao

The Monetary Authority of Macao announced today that the preliminary estimate of Macao SAR’s foreign exchange reserves amounted to MOP153.2 billion (USD18.95 billion) at the end of April 2018. The reserves decreased by 2.4% from the revised value of MOP156.9 billion (USD19.41 billion) for the previous month. Macao SAR’s foreign exchange reserves at end-April 2018 represented 10 times the currency in circulation or 81.5% of pataca M2 at end-March 2018.

The trade-weighted effective exchange rate index for the pataca rose 0.13 points month-to-month but fell 7.93 points year-on-year to 100.6 in April 2018, implying that overall speaking, the exchange rate of pataca grew against the currencies of Macao’s major trading partners on a monthly basis but dropped on an annual basis.


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