Purchases / Sales of TES, Private Debt Instruments and Foreign Exchange, and TES Portfolio Holdings by Banco de la República.

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  • Banco de la República (the Central Bank of Colombia, BR) hereby informs that in April 2020 it made outright purchases of TES B in the secondary market for COP $837.1 billion (value at market prices). At the end of April, the outstanding balance of TES held by BR was COP $19,909.6 b (valued at market prices). The TES portfolio of BR (expressed in nominal terms) is composed of peso-denominated TES ($15,993.0 b) and UVR-denominated TES (UVR 8.3 b).

    In May 2020, none of the TES B held by BR expires.

  • In April 2020, BR made outright purchases of private debt instruments for COP $3,408.3 b (nominal value).
  • In the foreign exchange market, BR sold USD $1,977.9 million through Non-Delivery Forward contracts. USD $1,296.4 million corresponded to the renewal of maturing contracts.


Publication date: 
Friday, 8 May 2020