Information about Asia and the Pacific Asia y el Pacífico
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International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
Published Date:
August 2006
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At a Glance
Key IMF indicators as of April 30,2006. unless otherwise indicated) 1
Membership184 countries
HeadquartersWashington, DC
Executive Board24 members
Total staffAbout 2.700
Total quotas$310 billion (SDR 213.5 billion)
LargestUnited States (17.4% of total)
SmallestPalau (0.001% of total)
Lending resources
Uncommitted usable resources 2$216.6 billion (SDR 147.2 billion)
One-year forward
commitment capacity 3$176.6 billion (SDR 120.1 billion)
Credit lines 4
Credit available under
borrowing arrangements$50.0 billion (SDR 34.0 billion)
Reserves
Precautionary balances 5$11.2 billion (SDR 7.6 billion)
Other assets
Gold holdings103.4 million fine ounces
Value on IMF books$8.6 billion (SDR 5.85 billion)
Market value$66.6 billion (at $644.0/oz.)
Credit outstanding
Total credit$34.1 billion (SDR 23.1 billion)
To low-income countries on
concessional terms$5.8 billion (SDR 3.9 billion)
To other member countries$28.3 billion (SDR 19.2 billion)
Current lending arrangements
Stand-By Arrangements10
Extended Fund Facility1
Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and
Exogenous Shocks Facility (PRGF-ESF)27
Biggest borrowers
Turkey$13.1 billion (SDR 8.9 billion)
Indonesia$7.6 billion (SDR 5.2 billion)
Uruguay$1.9 billion (SDR 1.3 billion)
Ukraine$1.1 billion (SDR 734 million)
Serbia and Montenegro$965 million (SDR 656 million)
Debt relief for heavily indebted poor countries (HIPCs) as of end-April 2006,
Having met all criteria
and reached completion point19 countries
reached decision point, but yet to meet
additional criteria to reach completion point10 countries
met the end-2004 income and indebtedness
criteria and might wish to be considered
for HIPC debt relief11 countries
Total cost of HIPC debt relief for 29 HIPCs
that have already reached decision point$41.3 billion (end-2005 NPV terms)
Cost to the IMF for 29 HIPCs that have
already reached decision point$3.1 billion (end-2005 NPV terms)
Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative Assistance (MDRI)
Recipients of MDRI assistance20 countries
Assistance that covers General Resources
Account credit outstanding$136.2 million (SDR 89.8 million)
Assistance that covers PRGF-ESF
credit outstanding$3.7 billion {SDR 2.4 billion)
Total$3.8 billion (SDR 2.5 billion)
(Note):

U.S. dollar amounts are calculated at the rate of SDR,1 = $1.47106 (April 28, 2006) and are rounded.

Usable resources less the full amount of undrawn balances under existing arrangements.

A measure of the resources available for new financial commitments; in the coming year, equal to uncommitted usable resources plus repurchases one year forward minus the prudential balance (set at $50.3 billion (SDR 34,2 billion) at end of the fiscal year 2006).

The IMF has two credit lines it can access if it needs additional liquidity. These are known as the General Arrangements to Borrow (GAB) and the New Arrangements to Borrow (NAB), The last time these credit lines were activated was in 1998.

The IMF accumulates precautionary balances, consisting of reserves and a special contingent account, to protect itself and its creditor members from losses in the event of nonpayment of loans. Data: IMF -Finance Department.

(Note):

U.S. dollar amounts are calculated at the rate of SDR,1 = $1.47106 (April 28, 2006) and are rounded.

Usable resources less the full amount of undrawn balances under existing arrangements.

A measure of the resources available for new financial commitments; in the coming year, equal to uncommitted usable resources plus repurchases one year forward minus the prudential balance (set at $50.3 billion (SDR 34,2 billion) at end of the fiscal year 2006).

The IMF has two credit lines it can access if it needs additional liquidity. These are known as the General Arrangements to Borrow (GAB) and the New Arrangements to Borrow (NAB), The last time these credit lines were activated was in 1998.

The IMF accumulates precautionary balances, consisting of reserves and a special contingent account, to protect itself and its creditor members from losses in the event of nonpayment of loans. Data: IMF -Finance Department.

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