Japan: Reserve Tranche Position
from January 01, 2006 to December 31, 2006

In exchange for the reserve asset portion of its quota payment, an IMF member acquires a liquid claim on the IMF—much like a demand deposit in a commercial bank. This claim is called the member’s Reserve Tranche Position, and it is equal to the member’s quota minus the IMF’s holdings of the member’s currency (excluding currency holdings that stem from the member’s own use of credit). The reserve tranche position is part of the member country’s external reserves.


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(in SDRs)
Date SDR Amount
 December 31, 2006         1,285,351,988
 November 30, 2006         1,285,351,988
 October 31, 2006         1,385,351,988
 September 30, 2006         1,602,351,988
 August 31, 2006         1,658,789,200
 July 31, 2006         1,848,789,200
 June 30, 2006         1,848,789,200
 May 31, 2006         1,469,234,200
 April 30, 2006         1,485,034,200
 March 31, 2006         1,485,034,200
 February 28, 2006         1,532,460,594
 January 31, 2006         1,532,460,594

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Japan: Financial Position in the Fund