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Cairo: Egypt’s economic landscape witnessed a significant upswing in April 2024, with the nation’s international reserves reaching an impressive $41.057 billion. This surge, reported by the Central Bank of Egypt, represents a notable increase of $696 million compared to the previous month.

A key factor driving this growth is the appreciation in gold reserves, which saw an increase of $381 million, totaling $9.384 billion by the end of April. This demonstrates Egypt’s strategic approach to diversifying its assets and ensuring financial stability.

In addition to gold, foreign currency reserves also experienced a modest rise, increasing by $62 million to reach $31.375 billion. This underscores Egypt’s commitment to maintaining stability in its monetary framework.

The composition of Egypt’s foreign reserves is diverse, including major international currencies such as the US dollar, euro, British pound, Japanese yen, and Chinese yuan. These holdings are dynamically adjusted based on global market conditions, reflecting Egypt’s proactive management of its monetary assets.

The primary purpose of these reserves, according to officials at the Egyptian central bank, is to support essential goods and services, facilitate external debt repayments, and provide a buffer against economic uncertainties.

Looking ahead, JPMorgan forecasts a positive trajectory for Egypt’s foreign exchange reserves, with an anticipated increase of $16.2 billion in the fiscal year 2024-2025, followed by an additional increment of $2.6 billion in the fiscal year 2025-2026. These forecasts highlight Egypt’s continued economic resilience and prudent financial management.

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By: Montel Kamau

Serrari Financial Analyst

8th May, 2024

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