The country’s foreign exchange reserves surged by $3.074 billion to reach a record high of $608.081 billion in the week ended June 11, shows the latest data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) showed on Friday. The reserves had increased by $6.842 billion to $605.008 billion in the previous week ended June 4, 2021.
In the reporting week ended June 11, the rise in reserves was on account of an increase in foreign currency assets (FCA), a major component of the overall reserves, the RBI’s weekly data showed.
FCA rose by $2.567 billion to $563.457 billion, as per the data.
Expressed in dollar terms, the foreign currency assets include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of non-US units like the euro, pound and yen held in the foreign exchange reserves.