Reserves of foreign exchange and gold (US$)

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Country2003200520062008200920102011
Ireland4,152,000,000869,300,000926,200,0001,023,000,0002,154,000,0002,104,000,0001,703,000,000

Definition of Reserves of foreign exchange and gold: This entry gives the dollar value for the stock of all financial assets that are available to the central monetary authority for use in meeting a country's balance of payments needs as of the end-date of the period specified. This category includes not only foreign currency and gold, but also a country's holdings of Special Drawing Rights in the International Monetary Fund, and its reserve position in the Fund.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2011