6 Sep 2010 16:09

National Bank of Ukraine

KYIV. Sept 6 (Interfax) - National Bank of Ukraine's (NBU) international reserves went up by 23.3% year-on-year, or by $6.187 billion, to $32.692 billion in January-August 2010, the NBU said on its website.

This figure went up by 5.9%, or $1.816 billion, in August.

The NBU said that it bought $125 million more in August on the interbank forex market than it sold: in comparison with July NBU's surplus on the interbank market decreased by 84.7% from $816.8 million.

Total purchase and sales on the market decreased by 8.3% in August to $13.409 billion in comparison with July (including State Treasury operations).

The official rate of the Ukrainian hryvnia against the U.S. dollar went up by 0.09% to 7.8861 hryvni/$1, the euro - 2.91% to 10.015347 hryvni/EUR1 and the Russian ruble - 1.54% to 0.25718 hryvni/1ruble.

It was earlier reported that NBU's international reserves decreased by 16%, or $5.038 billion, to $26.505 billion in 2009.

The official rate of the hryvnia came to 7.9082/$1 on September 6, 2010.