Russia Boosts Gold Reserves In March by One Million Ounces

Russian Gold Reserves.

Russian Gold Purchases in March 2015.

After a two month hiatus from gold buying, Russia adds one million ounces of gold to its reserves in March

Russia continues to shed U.S. Treasury Bonds as de-dollarization continues.

Russia Boosts Gold Reserves, Sells U.S. Treasuries

The Central Bank of the Russian Federation published its official March 2015 reserve assets and other foreign currency assets report today indicating that its gold reserves had increased one million ounces from its February 2015 report, to 39.8 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.

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

Chart showing Russian holdings of U.S Treasury Securities

Russia has reduced it U.S. Treasury Holdings from $131.8 billion in January 2014 to $69.6 billion in February 2015.

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.

gold vs the russian rouble chart april 2015

The rouble has rebounded sharply vs. gold in recent months.

It seems that Russia took advantage of the stronger rouble to add to its gold reserves in March.

Russian Gold Reserves

Chart showing russian gold reserves 2015

Russia added one million ounces of gold to its reserved in March 2015.

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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

Russia, Ukraine and the Dollar

Are Russia and China Moving Against the Dollar

Gold and Silver Price Manipulation – Suspected

Gold and Silver Price Manipulation – Actual

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