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The Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of Russia)

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On OFZ sales from Bank of Russia portfolio

In April-November 2016, the total nominal value of federal government bonds (OFZs) sold by the Bank of Russia from its own portfolio was 142.876 billion rubles. Also, in January-November 2016, the Bank of Russia redeemed its OFZs with the overall nominal value of 39.618 billion rubles.

OFZ nominal value in billion rubles
Sold in April 2016 60.694
Sold in May 2016 59.207
Sold in June 2016 11.580
Sold in July 2016 0.630
Sold in August 2016 1.168
Sold in September 2016 3.456
Sold in October 2016 3.833
Sold in November 2016 2.307
Redeemed in January-November 2016 39.618
Balance as of 1 December 2016 62.866

The Bank of Russia will continue to sell OFZs and provide sales results on a monthly basis.

OFZ sales by the Bank of Russia allow to partially absorb the inflow of liquidity associated with the financing of the federal deficit from the Reserve Fund. In addition, OFZ sales might encourage the increase in liquidity and improve the depth of secondary government securities market. The Bank of Russia sells OFZ issues during stock trading sessions at MICEX SE. The Bank of Russia seeks to minimise the influence of sales on the OFZ market.

02 December 2016

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