Foreign exchange reserves and nominal effective exchange rate index for the pataca – April 2021

The Monetary Authority of Macao announced today that the preliminary estimate of Macao SAR’s foreign exchange reserves amounted to MOP206.7 billion (USD25.85 billion) at the end of April 2021. The reserves increased by 3.1% from the revised value of MOP200.5 billion (USD25.03 billion) for the previous month. Macao SAR’s foreign exchange reserves at end-April 2021 represented 11 times the currency in circulation or 86.6% of pataca M2 at end-March 2021.

The trade-weighted effective exchange rate index for the pataca dropped 0.22 points month-to-month and 6.44 points year-on-year to 103.0 in April 2021, implying that overall speaking, the exchange rate of the pataca declined against the currencies of Macao’s major trading partners.

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