6 Oct 2009 19:03


KYIV. Oct 6 (Interfax) - The National Bank of Ukraine's (NBU) international reserves in January-September 2009 shrank by 10.8% to $28.127 billion, the NBU said on its website.

In September, the NBU's international reserves dropped by 2.6%, or by $744.3 million.

In September, the National Bank sold the equivalent of $1.235 billion more on the forex market than in purchased. In August, the bank sold $865.6 million more.

It was earlier reported that the NBU had proposed earmarking around $1 billion in September to support the national currency.

According to the NBU, total operations on the interbank forex market in September increased by 21.6% in comparison with August to $13.333 billion.

At the end of 2008, the NBU's international reserves had dropped by 2.8% to $31.543 billion.