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Economy > Balance of payments > Financial > Reserves: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Changes in net reserves is the net change in a country's holdings of international reserves resulting from transactions on the current, capital, and financial accounts. These include changes in holdings of monetary gold, SDRs, foreign exchange assets, reserve position in the International Monetary Fund, and other claims on nonresidents that are available to the central authority. The measure is net of liabilities constituting foreign authorities' reserves, and counterpart items for valuation changes and exceptional financing items. Data are in current U.S. dollars.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Japan 306.93 billion 2009
2 European Union 281.93 billion 2009
3 Netherlands 233.3 billion 2009
4 Sweden 100.85 billion 2009
5 Saudi Arabia 32.64 billion 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 29.14 billion 2009
6 Portugal 26.33 billion 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 20.72 billion 2009
7 Norway 17.07 billion 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 16.89 billion 2009
8 Ireland 15.63 billion 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 12.63 billion 2009
9 Ukraine 11.71 billion 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 11.51 billion 2009
10 Venezuela 10.81 billion 2009
11 Nigeria 10.51 billion 2009
European Union average (profile) 10 billion 2009
12 Vietnam 7.76 billion 2009
13 Chile 7 billion 2009
14 Romania 6.96 billion 2009
Europe average (profile) 6.96 billion 2009
15 Russia 6.53 billion 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 6.33 billion 2009
16 Angola 5 billion 2009
17 Hungary 3.78 billion 2009
18 Ethiopia 1.33 billion 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1.24 billion 2009
19 Austria 1.05 billion 2009
20 Azerbaijan 962.95 million 2009
21 Slovakia 756.61 million 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 742.58 million 2009
22 Ecuador 686.12 million 2009
23 Botswana 624.31 million 2009
24 Belarus 414.38 million 2009
25 Honduras 346.85 million 2009
26 Bosnia and Herzegovina 327.05 million 2009
27 Sudan 291.86 million 2009
28 Papua New Guinea 287.26 million 2009
29 Moldova 185.76 million 2009
30 Morocco 147.86 million 2009
31 Bahrain 118.48 million 2009
32 Cyprus 88.96 million 2009
33 Zimbabwe 85.77 million 1994
34 Burkina Faso 65.69 million 2008
35 Eritrea 61.15 million 2000
36 Jamaica 29.29 million 2009
37 Albania 28.32 million 2009
38 Lesotho 27.54 million 2009
39 Somalia 20.39 million 1989
40 Haiti 16.15 million 2009
41 Tonga 11.46 million 2008
42 Antigua and Barbuda 10.21 million 2009
43 Kiribati 5.97 million 1994
44 Cape Verde 4.19 million 2009
45 Comoros 3.37 million 1995
46 Senegal 2.59 million 2008
47 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.6 million 2009
48 Swaziland 328,778.47 2009
=49 French Polynesia 0.0 2009
=49 New Caledonia 0.0 2009
51 Nepal -393,923.5 2009
52 Madagascar -4,596,546.33 2005
53 Equatorial Guinea -4,705,133.94 1996
54 Vanuatu -9,038,874.94 2007
55 Estonia -9,055,069.09 2009
56 Sao Tome and Principe -11,026,638.21 2009
57 Grenada -13,992,224.92 2009
58 Mali -14,144,403.78 2008
59 Dominica -14,841,048.1 2009
60 Guinea-Bissau -15,026,726.4 2008
61 Maldives -15,318,801.97 2009
62 Iceland -16,883,978.73 2009
63 Chad -17,966,073.59 1994
64 Saint Kitts and Nevis -22,580,344.53 2009
65 Slovenia -30,779,783.4 2009
66 Saint Lucia -31,920,070.89 2009
67 Aruba -33,575,418.99 2009
68 Belize -40,029,765.61 2009
69 Central African Republic -45,701,475.36 1994
70 Samoa -48,152,533.86 2009
71 Syria -50,396,152.61 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) -50,809,509.131 1994
72 Mauritania -53,200,935.34 1998
73 The Gambia -54,058,637.59 2009
74 Solomon Islands -56,220,064.2 2009
75 Guyana -58,619,763.57 2008
76 Barbados -65,452,904.16 2009
77 Djibouti -66,037,155.73 2009
78 Laos -73,696,463.34 2009
79 Burundi -81,581,064.57 2009
80 Lithuania -82,745,069.35 2009
81 Congo, Republic of the -88,084,285.68 2007
82 Malawi -89,960,637.99 2002
83 Sierra Leone -91,657,736.74 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) -92,088,578.677 1994
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) -103,938,297.857 2009
84 Benin -107,788,874.53 2008
85 Turkmenistan -111,189,998.63 1997
86 Cambodia -114,998,174.39 2009
87 Seychelles -116,002,574.76 2009
88 Namibia -118,929,339.06 2009
89 Tajikistan -120,704,138.63 2009
90 Togo -129,240,985.05 2008
91 Malta -133,385,517.76 2009
92 Niger -140,323,306.9 2008
93 Rwanda -152,026,174.91 2009
94 Brunei -153,686,033.06 2009
95 Armenia -165,225,438.39 2009
96 Fiji -188,287,474.92 2009
97 Suriname -193,104,739.32 2009
98 Mozambique -196,939,379.56 2009
99 Bulgaria -224,703,828.88 2009
100 Guinea -236,359,573.8 2009
101 The Bahamas -252,290,219.68 2009
102 Costa Rica -259,887,613.29 2009
103 Kyrgyzstan -264,805,390.46 2009
104 Netherlands Antilles -300,905,027.93 2009
105 Georgia -306,282,108.62 2009
106 Liberia -310,357,230.08 2009
107 Gabon -323,968,951.76 2005
108 Cameroon -324,247,121.46 2009
109 Uganda -353,404,154.5 2009
110 Dominican Republic -368,278,861.99 2009
111 Tanzania -374,048,542.87 2009
112 Mauritius -384,653,017.07 2009
113 Nicaragua -387,128,022.9 2009
114 Burma -422,902,527.13 2006
115 Luxembourg -446,288,160.89 2009
116 Guatemala -470,562,220.72 2009
117 Bolivia -540,194,907.28 2009
118 Mongolia -554,747,148.83 2009
119 Panama -608,825,761.96 2009
120 El Salvador -645,765,119.32 2009
121 Latvia -645,807,055.68 2009
122 Cote d'Ivoire -760,236,552.35 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) -761,612,533.944 2008
123 Turkey -918,973,978.42 2009
124 Paraguay -927,242,376.93 2009
125 Ghana -1,029,371,218.54 2009
126 Algeria -1,047,278,527.83 1991
127 Oman -1,076,334,614.29 2009
128 Kenya -1,126,162,043.47 2009
129 Zambia -1,163,658,538.72 2009
130 Argentina -1,326,662,862.45 2009
131 Australia -1,402,666,992.08 2008
132 Colombia -1,441,096,952.35 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) -1,458,984,539.795 2009
133 Uruguay -1,586,862,738.74 2009
134 Tunisia -1,638,855,870.75 2009
135 Czech Republic -1,706,304,837.81 2009
136 Serbia and Montenegro -1,779,846,607.13 2009
137 Croatia -1,836,295,831.99 2009
138 Peru -1,938,255,829.15 2009
139 Pakistan -1,985,334,320.82 2009
140 Kazakhstan -2,089,903,280 2009
141 Greece -2,363,907,852.99 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) -2,413,690,119.656 1996
142 Finland -2,516,330,096.93 2009
143 Trinidad and Tobago -2,731,612,692.97 2008
144 Sri Lanka -2,735,428,520.52 2009
145 Jordan -3,127,519,128.29 2009
146 New Zealand -3,561,301,513.67 2009
147 Kuwait -3,758,608,922.84 2009
148 Malaysia -3,885,890,572.32 2009
149 South Africa -4,171,072,727.12 2009
150 Bangladesh -4,360,354,085.13 2009
151 Philippines -4,508,264,852.56 2009
152 Libya -5,188,160,939.19 2009
153 Mexico -5,703,336,500.64 2009
154 Spain -5,970,207,559.12 2009
155 Belgium -6,968,027,234.07 2009
156 Lebanon -8,935,369,952.75 2009
157 Italy -9,002,780,104.71 2009
158 France -9,349,886,110.01 2009
159 United Kingdom -9,559,688,323.44 2009
160 Canada -10,469,828,285.67 2009
161 Singapore -11,807,708,342.19 2009
162 Germany -12,355,700,134.52 2009
163 Indonesia -12,505,566,040.08 2009
164 Poland -14,761,225,460.31 2009
165 Israel -16,591,518,072.82 2009
166 India -16,820,364,915.9 2009
167 Iraq -18,650,625,320.92 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) -19,716,004,309.632 2009
168 Thailand -20,996,068,464.24 2009
169 Switzerland -30,495,422,500.81 2009
170 Denmark -30,684,866,472.42 2009
171 Brazil -47,255,362,197.62 2009
172 United States -52,181,533,779.94 2009
173 China -400,508,412,140.22 2009

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"Countries Compared by Economy > Balance of payments > Financial > Reserves. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook and data files. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Balance-of-payments/Financial/Reserves

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