Countries that use the Romanian leu

The Romanian leu is an official national currency and used only in Romania. 1 leu is devided into 100 Bani.

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1.00 Romanian leus = 0.22 US dollars

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Exchange rate history 1 RON in USD

The graph shown here shows the exchange rate development from January 2017 to June 2023. The exchange rate for 1 RON moved during this time from USD 0.25 to USD 0.22. In these 77 months it fell by 12.1 percent.

Romanian leu as currency

RomaniaEastern Europe

US dollar as currency

American SamoaPolynesia
British Virgin IslandsCaribbean
EcuadorSouth America
El SalvadorCentral America
East TimorSoutheast Asia
Marshall IslandsMicronesia
Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia
Northern Mariana IslandsMicronesia
Puerto RicoCaribbean
Turks and Caicos IslandsCaribbean
United States of AmericaNorth America
Virgin IslandsCaribbean
British Indian Ocean TerritoryEastern Africa
Caribbean NetherlandsCaribbean
United States Minor Outlying IslandsMicronesia

Currency reserves for the Romanian leu

According to the International Monetary Fund, the total broad money (M3) amounted to RON 603.20 billion at the end of 2022. For currency hedging, reserves were held in a total amount of 230.70 billion leus. This corresponds to a ratio of 1:2.6. Or in other words, 10 of 26 leus are deposited with a countervalue, which is internationally already above average.

Approximately 24.96 billion leus (10.8%) of the currency reserves exist in gold reserves. The remainder consists of foreign currencies, special drawing rights in the International Monetary Fund and other reserve positions.

Worldwide currency and gold reserves


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