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Europe Compared by Economy > Reserves of foreign exchange and gold per capita

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. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Norway $10,646.52 2006
2 Malta $9,284.93 2007
3 Iceland $7,818.57 2007
4 Cyprus $6,120.81 2007
5 Denmark $5,587.36 2006
6 Switzerland $5,116.29 2006
7 Slovakia $3,516.56 2007
8 Russia $3,352.57 2007
9 Czech Republic $3,347.15 2007
10 Croatia $3,081.61 2007
11 Slovenia $2,815.49 2007
12 Latvia $2,529.77 2007
13 Sweden $2,451.41 2006
14 Estonia $2,437.26 2007
15 Hungary $2,391.66 2007
16 Lithuania $2,287.28 2007
17 Romania $1,854.56 2007
18 France $1,818.67 2006
19 Poland $1,724.79 2007
20 Germany $1,655.60 2007
21 Netherlands $1,646.96 2007
22 Italy $1,588.71 2007
23 Finland $1,585.45 2007
24 Belgium $1,553.78 2007
25 Austria $1,538.34 2006
26 Bulgaria $1,492.21 2007
27 Bosnia and Herzegovina $1,169.65 2007
28 Turkey $1,100.92 2007
29 Portugal $1,088.77 2007
30 United Kingdom $939.55 2007
31 Ukraine $698.35 2007
32 Albania $682.83 2007
33 Armenia $554.20 2007
34 Azerbaijan $497.94 2007
35 Luxembourg $491.29 2006
36 Belarus $446.23 2007
37 Spain $424.48 2007
38 Moldova $372.95 2007
39 Greece $326.82 2007
40 Georgia $310.14 2007
41 Ireland $197.75 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Reserves of foreign exchange and gold per capita. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Europe/Economy/Reserves-of-foreign-exchange-and-gold-per-capita

Europe Compared by Economy > Reserves of foreign exchange and gold per capita

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Interesting observations about Economy > Reserves of foreign exchange and gold per capita

  • All of the top 3 countries by reserves of foreign exchange and gold per capita are Hot countries.
  • Singapore has had the highest reserves of foreign exchange and gold per capita since 2003.
  • 62 of the top 107 countries by reserves of foreign exchange and gold per capita are Christian.
  • Eritrea has ranked last for reserves of foreign exchange and gold per capita since 2005.
  • Hong Kong has ranked in the top 2 for reserves of foreign exchange and gold per capita since 2003.
  • Norway has ranked in the top 3 for reserves of foreign exchange and gold per capita since 2004.
  • 24 of the bottom 30 countries by reserves of foreign exchange and gold per capita are Sub-Saharan African.
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