Methodological Notes

Malta's Official Reserves refer to those external assets that are readily available to and controlled by monetary authorities (Central Bank of Malta) and the central government (including extra budgetary units) for direct financing of payment imbalances (BPM5).

From 2008, official reserve assets correspond to the Eurosystem definition of reserves which excludes holdings denominated in euro and/or vis-à-vis euro area residents.

Such information is to be treated as provisional. Revisions to such data may be found in the International Reserves Template which is updated by the end of the month following the reference date.