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Central Bank of the Republic of China


International reserves

The Republic of China
International reserves

Contact person Accounting Section
Foreign Exchange Department, Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Phone: 886-2-23571139
Fax: 886-2-23571959


Dissemination formats Hardcopy
    ( x ) News release
( ) Weekly ( x ) monthly ( ) quarterly bulletin
( ) Other
    ( x ) On-line country bulletin board or database
( ) Diskette ( ) CD ROM ( ) Other



The Data: Coverage, Periodicity, and Timeliness

Coverage characteristics

5.1.1 Statistical presentation

Total gross international reserves of Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) are disseminated in millions of U.S. dollars. The data include foreign exchange assets (exclude gold).

The data are original and are not seasonally adjusted.


4.1.1 Periodicity



4.1.2 Timeliness

5 days after the end of the reference month

Access by the Public

Advance dissemination of release calendar

5.1.3 Advance release calendar

In principle, the monthly press release date is fixed approximately on the 5th of each month (subject to postponement due to Lunar New Year or other consecutive national holidays). An advance release calendar that meets the requirements of the SDDS is disseminated on the CBC website.

Simultaneous release to all interested parties

5.1.4 Simultaneous release

Data are released simultaneously to all interested parties through the Internet.


Dissemination of terms and conditions under which official statistics are produced, including those relating to the confidentiality of individually identifiable information

0.1.1 Responsibility for collecting, processing, and disseminating statistics

Article 39 of the Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Act provides that the CBC shall collect and compile financial data for the purpose of monetary policies and economic research.

Identification of internal government access to data prior to release

1.2.2 Internal governmental access to statistics prior to release

There is no internal government access to the data before the release to the public.

Identification of ministerial commentary on the occasion of statistical releases

1.2.3 Attribution of statistical products

There is no ministerial commentary attached to the release of the data.

Provision of information about revision and advance notice of major changes in methodology

4.3.1 Revision schedule

Data are not routinely revised.

4.3.2 Identification of preliminary and/or revised data

If there are revisions, the publication of "Financial Statistics Monthly" would note that "r." refers to revision.


Dissemination of documentation on methodology and sources used in preparing statistics

5.2.1 Dissemination of documentation on concepts, scope, classifications, basis of recording, data sources, and statistical techniques

Documentation on the methodology is not available.

(See also Summary of Methodology)

Dissemination of component detail, reconciliations with related data, and statistical frameworks that support statistical cross-checks and provide assurance of reasonableness

4.2.1 Internal consistency

Monthly data are presented with the following components: foreign exchange assets. The data may serve as the basis for the statistical cross-checks.

Notes: Summary page on observance

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