Egypt's foreign reserves registered $36.036 billion at the end of July 2017, hitting pre-2011 levels for the first time since the 25 January uprising, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced on Tuesday.
CBE data shows that 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.
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 (IMF) in November 2017.
Reserves have increased from $28.641 billion at the end of April to $31.125 billion at the end of May.
The popular uprising that toppled president Hosni Mubarak in 2011 led to a period of political turmoil that dried up Egypt's vital sources of foreign currency, such as tourism and foreign investment.