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Cold countries Compared by Economy > Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 China $3.34 trillion 2012
2 Russia $537.60 billion 2012
3 Switzerland $531.10 billion 2012
4 Germany $248.90 billion 2012
5 United States $150.20 billion 2012
6 Poland $108.90 billion 2012
7 United Kingdom $105.10 billion 2012
8 Denmark $89.70 billion 2012
9 Canada $68.55 billion 2012
10 Sweden $52.23 billion 2012
11 Norway $51.86 billion 2012
12 Romania $46.71 billion 2012
13 Czech Republic $44.88 billion 2012
14 Hungary $44.67 billion 2012
15 Chile $41.65 billion 2012
16 Belgium $30.77 billion 2012
17 Kazakhstan $28.28 billion 2012
18 Austria $27.21 billion 2012
19 Ukraine $24.55 billion 2012
20 Finland $11.08 billion 2012
21 Lithuania $8.53 billion 2012
22 Latvia $7.52 billion 2012
23 Belarus $5.81 billion 2012
24 Nepal $4.34 billion 2012
25 Bosnia and Herzegovina $4.28 billion 2012
26 Iceland $4.19 billion 2012
27 Republic of Macedonia $2.89 billion 2012
28 Georgia $2.87 billion 2012
29 Slovakia $2.52 billion 2012
30 Mongolia $2.29 billion 2010
31 Kyrgyzstan $2.07 billion 2012
32 Armenia $1.80 billion 2012
33 Ireland $1.71 billion 2012
34 Bhutan $1.00 billion 2010
35 Luxembourg $991.00 million 2012
36 Slovenia $951.90 million 2012
37 Tajikistan $628.50 million 2012
38 Estonia $300.70 million 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Reserves of foreign exchange and gold. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Cold-countries/Economy/Reserves-of-foreign-exchange-and-gold

Cold countries Compared by Economy > Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

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Interesting observations about Economy > Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

  • Saudi Arabia ranked first for reserves of foreign exchange and gold amongst Hot countries in 2012.
  • China ranked first for reserves of foreign exchange and gold globally in 2012.
  • Russia ranked first for reserves of foreign exchange and gold amongst Europe in 2012.
  • Switzerland ranked first for reserves of foreign exchange and gold amongst Christian countries in 2012.
  • India ranked first for reserves of foreign exchange and gold amongst Former British colonies in 2012.
  • Germany ranked first for reserves of foreign exchange and gold amongst European Union in 2012.
  • Japan ranked first for reserves of foreign exchange and gold amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2012.
  • Brazil ranked first for reserves of foreign exchange and gold amongst Catholic countries in 2012.
  • South Africa ranked first for reserves of foreign exchange and gold amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2012.
  • Mexico ranked first for reserves of foreign exchange and gold amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2012.
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