Forex reserves in Indonesia swelled in October 2013 on the back of robust foreign exchange earnings on government oil and gas exports. In line with the increase in foreign exchange reserves, a positive market response to the policies issued by Bank Indonesia and the government brought foreign capital inflows back to Bank Indonesia Certificates (SBI) and tradeable government securities (SBN), which ultimately contributed to the easing of rupiah exchange rate pressures during October 2013.

Communication Department
Bank Indonesia

Peter Jacobs

Foreign Exchange Reserves Indonesia:

     2008    2009
   2010    2011    2012    2013²
Foreign Exchange
   51.6    66.1    96.2   110.1   112.8    97.0

¹ in billion USD dollar
² at end October 2013
Source: Bank Indonesia