The country’s foreign exchange reserves in nominal terms, including valuation effects, rose by USD 30.3 billion in 2021-22 fiscal against USD 99.2 billion expansion in FY2020-21, RBI data showed.
On a balance of payments basis, excluding valuation effects, foreign exchange reserves increased by USD 47.5 billion during 2021-22 as compared with USD 87.3 billion during 2020-21.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday released Sources of Variation in Foreign Exchange Reserves in India during 2021-22.
The valuation loss, reflecting the appreciation of the US dollar against major currencies, amounted to USD 17.2 billion during 2021-22 as against a valuation gain of USD 11.9 billion during 2020-21, the data showed.
The current account balance recorded a deficit of USD 38.8 billion as against a surplus of USD 23.9 billion in the fiscal ended 2021.
During FY22, there was a capital account surplus of USD 86.3 billion, compared to a surplus of USD 63.4 billion in FY21, the data showed.
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