The underlying change in the reserves was a rise of $66m.
The underlying change excludes a number of factors which are included in the total change. There were repayments of borrowing under the Exchange Cover Scheme (ECS) of $14m.
Repayments under the public sector exchange cover scheme in April were as follows:
The August tender of UK ECU Treasury Bills amounted to $1,252m and maturing UK ECU Treasury Bills were $1,252m.