REUTERS The net international reserves of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) in October 2019 shrank by 1.1%, to US$11.928 billion. They have increased by 23.7% since the beginning of the year, according to the NBU website. UNIAN memo. Ukraine&#39;s total international reserves stood at US$21.438 billion as of October 1, 2019, which was 3% up against the figure recorded as of January 1, 2019. Read alsoUkraine&#39;s central bank lifts foreign currency purchase limitations for individuals Net international reserves represent a difference between gross reserves and the outstanding balance of the NBU and the Finance Ministry on International Monetary Fund loans.