Egypt's foreign reserves reached $36.036 billion at the end of July, returning to pre-2011 levels for the first time since the 25th January uprising, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced on Tuesday.
Foreign net reserves jumped from $31.305 billion at the end of June to hit the $36-billion mark, with international net reserves increasing $4.7 billion in July alone, reported Wam, the Emirates official news agency, citing CBE data.
According to Ahram Online, the CBE's statement comes nearly one week after Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi said the country's foreign reserves were nearing $35 billion.
The reserves have been climbing since Egypt signed an agreement for a three-year $12 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund.
Reserves have increased from $28.641 billion at the end of April to $31.125 billion by the end of May.