Russia Adds 300,000 Ounces of Gold To Its Reserves in April

Russian Gold Reserves.

Russian Gold Purchases in April 2015.

Russia adds 300,000 ounces of gold to its reserves in April

Russia Boosts Gold Reserves, Adds U.S. Treasuries

The Central Bank of the Russian Federation published its official April 2015 reserve assets and other foreign currency assets report today indicating that its gold reserves had increased 300,000 ounces from its March 2015 report, to 40.1 million ounces.

In January and February of this year, Russia did not add any gold to its reserves, while continuing to shed its U.S. Treasury holdings.

In April Russia added 300,000 ounces of gold to its reserves and added $.3 billion of U.S. Treasuries to its reserves in March.

Russia’s U.S. Treasury Bond Holdings January 2014-March 2015

Russian US treasury holdings March 2015

Russia added $.3 billion in U.S. Treasuries in March, slightly reversing a long decline in their holdings.

Russian gold reserves were unchanged in January and February of this year dispelling unfounded market speculation that Russia would sell some of its gold in light of the collapse of the rouble in recent months.

The rouble experienced a sudden reversal of fortunes in February and March and began to rise against nearly all foreign currencies including the dollar.

The rouble vs gold chart

The Russian Rouble has rebounded and stabilized against the dollar and gold in recent months.

It seems that Russia took advantage of the stronger rouble to add to its gold reserves in March and April and to increase its U.S. Treasury holdings in March.

Russian Gold Reserves

Russian gold reserves chart

After adding one million ounces of gold to its reserves in March, Russia added another 300,000 ounces in April.

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Russian Gold Reserve Chart courtesy of Nick Laird of Sharelynx.

Further Reading:

Russian Gold Reserves (monthly archive)

Russia’s U.S. Treasury Holdings vs. Gold Reserves

Top Foreign Holders of U.S. Treasuries

Gold Repatriation Requests (updated regularly)

Gold Supply and Demand

The Importance of Gold

Save our Swiss Gold

The Smaulgld Gold Buying Guide

The West Sells Paper Gold While the East Buys Physical Gold

Gold Continues to Move From West to East

Gold Reserves By Country – Top 20

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Gold and Silver Price Manipulation – Actual

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