The IMF publishes its COFER report of official reserve holdings at the end of the quarter for the proceeding quarter. Q1 data was released today.
In percentage terms, the US dollar's share slipped to 60.7% of the allocated reserves, down from 61.5% in Q4 10 (61.8% in Q1 10). Contrary to some market talk, the yen's share did not increase and remains at 3.8%. This does represent an increase from Q1 10 when the yen's share was 3%. Sterling share ticked up to 4.1% from 4.0%. It was 4.3% in Q1 10. The euro's share rose to 26.6% from 26.2% in Q4 10, but is a lower than the 27.2% of Q1 10. The "other category" which includes the Australian and Canadian dollars, rose to 4.7% from 4.4% in Q4 10 and 3.6% in Q1 10.