Moscow. January 15. The volume of international reserves of Russia in December of 2015 increased by $3,691 billion, or 1.0%, to $368,399 billion, follows from the information on the website of the CBR. In 2015, the reserves decreased by $17,061 billion, or 4.4%, from $385,460 billion.
In 2014, the reserves decreased by $124,135 billion, or 24.4%, in 2013 – $28,023 billion, or 5.2%, from $537,618 billion
In December 2015 the international reserves as a result of operations decreased to $1,149 billion, due to foreign exchange gain increased by $2,989 billion.
The value of monetary gold in reserves in December increased $0,883 billion, or 1.9%, to $48,563.
At the same time, the volume of currency reserves in December increased $2,730 billion, or 0.9%, to $309,388 billion.
The volume of foreign currency liquidity obtained by banks resident in the CBRF on a returnable basis, in December decreased $1,030 billion to $22,167 billion In 2015, it fell $688 million from $22,855 billion.
The share of monetary gold in reserves in December increased to 13.2% from 13.1%.
International reserves are highly liquid foreign assets available to the Bank of Russia and the government of the Russian Federation. They consist of monetary gold, and drawing rights (SDRs), reserve position in IMF and other reserve assets.