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Analytical accounts of Exchange Fund
The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:

     The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) released today (October 13) the key analytical accounts of the Exchange Fund at the end of September 2021.

     Foreign assets, representing the external assets of the Exchange Fund, decreased during the month by HK$17.0 billion to HK$4,044.7 billion.

     The Monetary Base, comprising Certificates of Indebtedness, Government-issued currency notes and coins in circulation, the balance of the banking system and Exchange Fund Bills and Notes issued, amounted to HK$2,117.8 billion.

     Claims on the private sector in Hong Kong amounted to HK$230.5 billion.

     The analytical accounts of the Exchange Fund are released in accordance with the International Monetary Fund's Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) and are referred to as the Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank under SDDS (Annex).

Release calendar
     The release calendar of the Analytical Accounts of the Exchange Fund for 2022 is announced below:
Reference Month Release Date
January 2022 February 14, 2022
February 2022 March 14, 2022
March 2022 April 14, 2022
April 2022 May 13, 2022
May 2022 June 14, 2022
June 2022 July 14, 2022
July 2022 August 12, 2022
August 2022 September 14, 2022
September 2022 October 14, 2022
October 2022 November 14, 2022
November 2022 December 14, 2022
December 2022 January 13, 2023


     At present, four press releases relating to the Exchange Fund's data are issued by the HKMA each month. Three of these releases are issued to disseminate monetary data in accordance with the SDDS. The fourth press release, on the Exchange Fund's Abridged Balance Sheet and Currency Board Account, is made in accordance with the HKMA's policy of maintaining a high level of transparency. For the month of October 2021, the scheduled dates for issuing the press releases are as follows:
October 7
 SDDS International Reserves
 (Hong Kong's Latest Foreign Currency Reserve Assets Figures)
October 13  SDDS Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank
 (Analytical Accounts of the Exchange Fund)
October 29  SDDS Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity
October 29  Exchange Fund Abridged Balance Sheet and Currency Board Account

Ends/Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Issued at HKT 16:30
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