Assets held by the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) shrank by SAR 8 billion month-on-month (MoM) to SAR 1.990.97 trillion in September, according to the latest data released by the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA).






SAMA’s Asset (Billion)






































































































































Period SAMA’s Asset Change

2022-January
1,827.96 (20.75)

2022-February
1,792.67 (35.29)

2022-March
1,885.00 92.33

2022-April
1,845.56 (39.44)

2022-May
1,864.80 19.24

2022-June
1,986.11 121.31

2022-July
2,005.58 19.47

2022-August
1,998.96 (6.62)

2022-September
1,990.97 (7.99)

2021-January
1,851.27 4.47

2021-February
1,834.14 (17.13)

2021-March
1,853.42 19.28

2021-April
1,831.96 (21.46)

2021-May
1,826.34 (5.62)

2021-June
1,842.52 16.18

2021-July
1,848.93 6.41

2021-August
1,872.46 23.53

2021-September
1,890.70 18.24

2021-October
1,852.50 (38.20)

2021-November
1,893.04 40.54

2021-December
1,848.71 (44.33)

2020-January
1,913.82 1.01

2020-February
1,893.93 (19.89)

2020-March
1,823.75 (70.18)

2020-April
1,734.27 (89.48)

2020-May
1,758.92 24.65

2020-June
1,803.11 44.19

2020-July
1,811.44 8.33

2020-August
1,836.57 25.13

2020-September
1,822.35 (14.22)

2020-October
1,821.17 (1.18)

2020-November
1,858.60 37.43

2020-December
1,846.80 (11.80)

2019-January
1,866.39 (33.47)

2019-February
1,844.40 (21.99)

2019-March
1,892.83 48.43

2019-April
1,919.49 26.66

2019-May
1,964.98 45.49

2019-June
1,958.26 (6.72)

2019-July
1,929.69 (28.57)

2019-August
1,941.28 11.59

2019-September
1,921.43 (19.85)

2019-October
1,877.83 (43.60)

2019-November
1,919.62 41.79

2019-December
1,912.81 (6.81)

2018-January
1,904.45 0.79

2018-February
1,877.28 (27.17)

2018-March
1,910.05 32.77

2018-April
1,936.03 25.98

2018-May
1,930.80 (5.23)

2018-June
1,936.66 5.86

2018-July
1,919.71 (16.95)

2018-August
1,952.42 32.71

2018-September
1,942.50 (9.92)

2018-October
1,931.64 (10.86)

2018-November
1,924.18 (7.46)

2018-December
1,899.86 (24.32)

2017-January
2,028.64 (48.23)

2017-February
2,000.19 (28.45)

2017-March
1,971.40 (28.79)

2017-April
1,956.06 (15.34)

2017-May
1,937.78 (18.28)

2017-June
1,926.15 (11.63)

2017-July
1,911.73 (14.42)

2017-August
1,872.58 (39.15)

2017-September
1,878.27 5.69

2017-October
1,902.62 24.35

2017-November
1,911.48 8.86

2017-December
1,903.66 (7.82)

2016-January
2,318.31 (54.69)

2016-February
2,288.90 (29.41)

2016-March
2,245.20 (43.70)

2016-April
2,221.25 (23.95)

2016-May
2,227.28 6.03

2016-June
2,165.67 (61.61)

2016-July
2,185.44 19.77

2016-August
2,167.32 (18.12)

2016-September
2,165.15 (2.17)

2016-October
2,124.04 (41.11)

2016-November
2,081.63 (42.41)

2016-December
2,076.87 (4.76)

2015-January
2,791.00 (1.00)

2015-February
2,713.00 (78.00)

2015-March
2,656.00 (57.00)

2015-April
2,620.00 (36.00)

2015-May
2,599.00 (21.00)

2015-June
2,565.00 (34.00)

2015-July
2,563.00 (2.00)

2015-August
2,549.00 (14.00)

2015-September
2,509.00 (40.00)

2015-October
2,493.00 (16.00)

2015-November
2,441.00 (52.00)

2015-December
2,373.00 (68.00)

2014-January
2,781.00 42.00

2014-February
2,777.00 (4.00)

2014-March
2,782.00 5.00

2014-April
2,789.00 7.00

2014-May
2,803.00 14.00

2014-June
2,795.00 (8.00)

2014-July
2,801.00 6.00

2014-August
2,840.00 39.00

2014-September
2,824.00 (16.00)

2014-October
2,832.00 8.00

2014-November
2,822.00 (10.00)

2014-December
2,792.00 (30.00)

2013-January
2,498.00 13.00

2013-February
2,488.00 (10.00)

2013-March
2,537.00 49.00

2013-April
2,558.00 21.00

2013-May
2,602.00 44.00

2013-June
2,597.00 (5.00)

2013-July
2,606.00 9.00

2013-August
2,668.00 62.00

2013-September
2,661.00 (7.00)

2013-October
2,723.00 62.00

2013-November
2,731.00 8.00

2013-December
2,739.00 8.00

2012-January
2,091.00

2012-February
2,134.00 43.00

2012-March
2,154.00 20.00

2012-April
2,193.00 39.00

2012-May
2,240.00 47.00

2012-June
2,264.00 24.00

2012-July
2,287.00 23.00

2012-August
2,323.00 36.00

2012-September
2,348.00 25.00

2012-October
2,392.00 44.00

2012-November
2,430.00 38.00

2012-December
2,485.00 55.00









When compared to September 2021, SAMA’s assets grew by SAR 100 billion.




SAMA’s investments in foreign securities, which make up 57% of its total assets, declined year-on-year (YoY) to around SAR 1.127.91 trillion last month.







Aggregated_SAMA (Billion)












Period 2021-September 2022-September Change

Foreign currencies and gold
263.49 261.54 (0.74 %)

Cash in vault
34.63 38.83 12.13 %

Deposits with banks abroad
306.54 351.65 14.72 %

Investments in foreign securities
1,152.71 1,127.91 (2.15 %)

Other miscellaneous assets
133.33 211.04 58.28 %



Aggregated_SAMA (Billion)






































































































































Period Foreign currencies and gold Cash in vault Deposits with banks abroad Investments in foreign securities Other miscellaneous assets

2022-January
264.87 37.68 253.58 1,135.14 136.69

2021-January
258.20 25.44 297.18 1,124.04 146.38

2020-January
255.48 34.97 398.60 1,219.44 5.31

2019-January
241.47 31.50 389.14 1,197.34 6.91

2018-January
232.22 26.84 386.97 1,224.52 33.90

2017-January
231.61 31.09 376.14 1,348.20 41.58

2016-January
237.21 41.09 511.80 1,491.80 36.39

2015-January
217.80 35.18 483.87 2,033.38 20.92

2014-January
194.99 26.63 527.08 1,977.69 54.99

2013-January
181.20 26.84 537.10 1,735.26 17.30

2012-January
165.83 26.64 435.69 1,436.74 26.23

2022-February
261.68 34.57 239.06 1,132.92 124.44

2021-February
253.37 21.73 255.82 1,137.10 166.09

2020-February
253.41 32.79 385.69 1,217.55 4.47

2019-February
242.43 29.58 341.45 1,224.07 6.86

2018-February
231.03 22.22 384.92 1,200.86 38.22

2017-February
230.53 32.29 356.47 1,332.22 48.65

2016-February
231.70 35.04 497.38 1,481.01 43.75

2015-February
228.58 32.76 406.24 2,024.65 20.68

2014-February
195.61 26.04 501.08 1,997.96 56.33

2013-February
186.01 31.22 480.90 1,773.22 16.34

2012-February
163.61 23.51 485.66 1,436.38 24.63

2022-March
266.84 37.60 281.62 1,122.82 176.12

2021-March
254.53 21.26 282.29 1,138.88 156.44

2020-March
268.79 36.05 366.81 1,131.59 20.47

2019-March
237.78 23.20 392.62 1,233.86 5.35

2018-March
235.69 23.17 392.37 1,211.45 47.35

2017-March
235.82 36.15 353.14 1,309.84 36.42

2016-March
232.70 32.95 495.60 1,460.15 23.80

2015-March
229.50 35.50 403.39 1,967.49 20.48

2014-March
195.39 23.84 505.90 2,023.17 34.13

2013-March
182.73 26.40 514.16 1,795.20 18.22

2012-March
164.93 24.16 495.25 1,446.61 23.11

2022-April
273.62 28.87 286.62 1,114.46 141.98

2021-April
266.08 26.73 246.50 1,131.94 160.68

2020-April
269.71 31.28 369.11 1,036.44 27.71

2019-April
245.48 29.46 415.64 1,222.43 6.47

2018-April
239.22 27.00 424.75 1,225.34 19.70

2017-April
231.69 31.80 357.57 1,277.70 57.28

2016-April
231.43 32.23 484.68 1,448.23 24.67

2015-April
227.74 30.98 371.64 1,956.80 32.71

2014-April
193.88 21.00 508.88 2,036.47 29.18

2013-April
185.51 28.98 518.04 1,807.51 18.36

2012-April
166.10 25.24 496.10 1,482.96 22.99

2022-May
269.37 35.82 304.01 1,101.08 154.52

2021-May
272.54 32.80 238.74 1,119.58 162.66

2020-May
276.34 29.69 369.65 1,032.10 51.10

2019-May
262.99 24.84 475.45 1,191.58 10.11

2018-May
248.02 27.41 426.15 1,208.22 20.98

2017-May
245.01 41.53 361.29 1,256.08 33.86

2016-May
238.00 34.23 529.57 1,399.26 26.22

2015-May
234.35 33.86 363.03 1,934.08 33.58

2014-May
203.41 28.71 488.59 2,059.33 23.40

2013-May
190.55 32.55 490.74 1,862.51 25.32

2012-May
167.56 25.29 533.30 1,490.78 23.04

2022-June
267.20 35.61 338.14 1,126.64 218.53

2021-June
273.11 37.07 265.14 1,133.56 141.32

2020-June
275.36 34.50 350.36 1,045.07 100.37

2019-June
262.56 38.66 462.96 1,188.31 9.30

2018-June
256.65 30.71 426.36 1,206.44 15.67

2017-June
249.30 25.89 354.79 1,264.10 27.46

2016-June
245.99 21.45 498.61 1,380.70 38.25

2015-June
241.17 35.25 448.92 1,825.15 14.78

2014-June
205.61 27.04 468.72 2,083.22 14.68

2013-June
196.76 35.38 466.27 1,900.93 14.55

2012-June
173.43 27.69 522.60 1,525.70 14.53

2022-July
267.25 36.44 331.21 1,124.24 246.45

2021-July
272.81 30.07 244.30 1,130.45 171.30

2020-July
276.26 28.10 380.18 1,016.01 110.87

2019-July
266.59 42.19 421.96 1,190.57 10.96

2018-July
250.58 36.57 423.42 1,196.35 13.30

2017-July
239.01 33.98 357.56 1,248.10 33.07

2016-July
244.09 36.32 478.90 1,388.61 37.53

2015-July
251.83 38.27 491.94 1,746.63 34.52

2014-July
217.78 20.39 469.10 2,068.20 25.52

2013-July
202.82 29.45 454.00 1,909.05 21.76

2012-July
178.57 30.23 499.61 1,563.45 14.91

2022-August
264.31 40.28 312.35 1,122.07 259.95

2021-August
270.24 37.34 264.08 1,147.32 153.48

2020-August
274.19 35.44 383.97 1,034.18 108.77

2019-August
264.16 41.60 433.79 1,198.35 5.97

2018-August
253.71 36.40 460.28 1,187.48 14.51

2017-August
237.29 23.33 334.31 1,247.11 30.51

2016-August
237.39 30.77 447.98 1,410.81 40.41

2015-August
249.65 46.86 453.29 1,762.69 36.58

2014-August
219.20 37.76 464.84 2,088.03 30.46

2013-August
202.19 37.37 471.08 1,922.38 33.49

2012-August
187.33 31.87 490.26 1,595.17 17.17

2022-September
261.54 38.83 351.65 1,127.91 211.04

2021-September
263.49 34.63 306.54 1,152.71 133.33

2020-September
267.52 31.43 335.79 1,067.41 120.18

2019-September
267.01 49.06 404.31 1,197.53 3.49

2018-September
249.31 37.83 433.20 1,210.10 12.04

2017-September
239.47 36.15 338.43 1,231.76 32.44

2016-September
242.13 34.46 428.93 1,397.54 62.09

2015-September
246.90 34.60 513.81 1,676.25 37.14

2014-September
219.83 29.19 470.15 2,079.81 24.68

2013-September
197.10 33.12 479.48 1,933.63 17.35

2012-September
180.78 30.97 481.79 1,637.57 17.19

2021-October
261.15 34.75 270.28 1,135.99 150.34

2020-October
264.03 29.35 311.37 1,091.56 124.85

2019-October
266.19 48.10 380.07 1,179.75 3.70

2018-October
245.56 36.93 433.37 1,204.19 11.57

2017-October
231.28 33.32 373.29 1,236.05 28.66

2016-October
235.90 34.29 385.30 1,406.79 61.75

2015-October
243.99 44.37 567.86 1,600.36 36.88

2014-October
222.26 40.73 503.36 2,035.25 30.29

2013-October
197.78 29.29 528.41 1,936.99 30.09

2012-October
186.17 21.10 518.78 1,649.56 16.70

2021-November
259.79 34.12 324.05 1,135.30 139.79

2020-November
259.04 26.52 338.97 1,107.29 126.76

2019-November
265.76 48.24 417.59 1,183.94 4.06

2018-November
240.92 30.51 436.73 1,204.63 11.38

2017-November
226.32 26.20 379.52 1,238.59 40.82

2016-November
232.23 31.98 386.75 1,389.05 41.62

2015-November
237.21 39.78 537.33 1,591.92 35.03

2014-November
217.78 37.50 491.25 2,045.03 30.17

2013-November
197.96 32.90 537.52 1,946.50 15.74

2012-November
183.62 32.56 537.62 1,659.40 16.95

2021-December
261.31 33.82 291.42 1,132.71 129.45

2020-December
256.95 23.24 311.67 1,124.05 130.85

2019-December
261.47 42.96 399.83 1,203.58 4.95

2018-December
243.45 32.56 405.57 1,204.04 14.22

2017-December
229.19 25.81 377.97 1,244.67 26.01

2016-December
234.51 34.51 401.14 1,365.19 41.52

2015-December
237.21 39.29 552.36 1,505.02 39.49

2014-December
216.13 35.23 510.97 1,998.58 31.19

2013-December
194.68 28.28 546.63 1,952.84 16.28

2012-December
186.23 33.41 576.42 1,670.02 18.99