The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This Selected Issues paper assesses the desired level of foreign exchange reserves in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, given its commitment to maintain the exchange rate peg. A variety of methods including popular rules of thumb, comparisons with other emerging countries, and model-based estimates suggest a target range of €1.5-2 billion for reserves. The paper also looks at reserve levels that would be implied by popular rules of thumb and at benchmarks suggested by other emerging market countries.