Country Comparison > Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

RankCountryReserves of foreign exchange and gold (US$)
1China3,820,999,933,952
2Japan1,267,999,965,184
3Saudi Arabia739,500,032,000
4Switzerland536,299,995,136
5Russia515,599,990,784
6Taiwan414,499,995,648
7Brazil378,300,006,400
8Korea, South341,799,993,344
9Hong Kong311,199,989,760
10India295,000,014,848
11Singapore273,099,997,184
12Germany248,899,993,600
13France198,700,007,424
14Algeria192,500,006,912
15Italy181,700,001,792
16Thailand167,199,997,952
17Mexico167,100,006,400
18United States150,199,992,320
19Malaysia139,400,003,584
20Libya120,900,001,792
21Turkey117,600,002,048
22Poland107,800,002,560
23Denmark89,500,000,256
24United Kingdom87,480,000,512
25Philippines85,039,996,928
26Indonesia83,450,003,456
27Israel80,739,999,744
28Netherlands71,950,000,128
29Iraq71,239,999,488
30Canada68,550,000,640
31Iran68,060,000,256
32Peru65,150,001,152
33United Arab Emirates58,040,000,512
34Czech Republic56,220,000,256
35Sweden52,230,000,640
36Lebanon51,949,998,080
37Norway51,860,000,768
38Spain50,589,999,104
39Australia48,799,997,952
40Romania48,780,001,280
41South Africa48,460,001,280
42Niger47,700,000,768
43Nigeria47,700,000,768
44Colombia43,740,000,256
45Qatar40,090,001,408
46Chile39,890,001,920
47Hungary38,490,001,408
48Angola37,939,998,720
49Kuwait34,350,000,128
50Argentina33,649,999,872
51Vietnam32,490,000,384
52Belgium30,769,999,872
53Kazakhstan29,340,000,256
54Austria27,210,000,384
55Portugal22,659,999,744
56Turkmenistan22,350,000,128
57Ukraine21,949,999,104
58Venezuela21,149,999,104
59Bulgaria20,689,999,872
60New Zealand20,010,000,384
61Morocco19,160,000,512
62Oman17,699,999,744
63Egypt17,029,999,616
64Uzbekistan16,999,999,488
65Uruguay16,320,000,000
66Macau16,149,999,616
67Serbia15,870,000,128
68Bangladesh15,740,000,256
69Bolivia14,430,000,128
70Azerbaijan13,080,000,512
71Jordan11,829,999,616
72Croatia11,459,999,744
73Pakistan11,180,000,256
74Finland10,599,999,488
75Lithuania10,369,999,872
76Trinidad and Tobago10,069,999,616
77Burma8,278,000,128
78Tunisia8,112,999,936
79Botswana7,933,000,192
80Costa Rica7,406,000,128
81Greece7,255,000,064
82Latvia7,219,999,744
83Sri Lanka7,200,000,000
84Guatemala7,118,000,128
85Nepal6,574,000,128
86Paraguay6,336,000,000
87Ghana6,016,000,000
88Afghanistan5,983,000,064
89Bahrain5,933,000,192
90Iceland5,603,999,744
91Kenya5,541,000,192
92Yemen5,537,999,872
93Cambodia5,415,000,064
94Congo, Republic of the5,239,000,064
95Bosnia and Herzegovina5,001,999,872
96Cuba4,992,999,936
97Belarus4,512,999,936
98Dominican Republic4,378,999,808
99Tanzania4,343,000,064
100Cote d'Ivoire4,084,999,936
101Equatorial Guinea4,027,000,064
102Uganda3,579,000,064
103Ethiopia3,382,000,128
104Cameroon3,352,999,936
105Georgia3,316,999,936
106Mauritius3,286,000,128
107Mozambique2,990,000,128
108Papua New Guinea2,926,000,128
109El Salvador2,855,000,064
110Zambia2,832,999,936
111Albania2,827,000,064
112Moldova2,814,000,128
113Macedonia2,747,000,064
114Panama2,665,999,872
115Ecuador2,624,999,936
116Gabon2,470,000,128
117Honduras2,414,000,128
118Namibia2,267,000,064
119Slovakia2,257,999,872
120Kyrgyzstan2,199,000,064
121Senegal2,150,000,128
122Nicaragua1,992,999,936
123Jamaica1,900,000,000
124Syria1,895,000,064
125Armenia1,863,000,064
126Ireland1,707,000,064
127Congo, Democratic Republic of the1,582,000,000
128Rwanda1,354,000,000
129Haiti1,335,000,064
130Chad1,304,000,000
131Madagascar1,248,999,936
132Burkina Faso1,115,000,064
133Tajikistan1,072,000,000
134Suriname1,008,000,000
135Luxembourg991,000,000
136Fiji963,699,968
137Slovenia889,000,000
138Lesotho857,900,032
139Guyana854,700,032
140Laos845,400,000
141Bahamas, The830,000,000
142Swaziland801,400,000
143Benin720,300,032
144Barbados712,600,000
145Togo531,400,000
146Zimbabwe437,000,000
147Cape Verde426,200,000
148Montenegro400,000,000
149Malta377,000,000
150Estonia372,300,000
151Malawi364,200,000
152Seychelles362,400,000
153Maldives356,000,000
154Burundi314,600,000
155San Marino308,600,000
156Belize273,000,000
157Gambia, The251,200,000
158Sudan202,200,000
159Eritrea192,900,000
160Guinea183,100,000
161Vanuatu174,200,000
162Samoa168,700,000
163Tonga147,100,000
164Saint Vincent and the Grenadines115,000,000
165Dominica90,000,000
166Micronesia, Federated States of75,060,000
167Sao Tome and Principe46,600,000
168Montserrat32,080,000
169Kiribati8,370,000

Definition: 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, 2014

See also: Reserves of foreign exchange and gold map

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