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Economy > Reserves of foreign exchange and gold, % of GDP: Countries Compared

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 as a proportion of GDP for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Libya 110.86% 2007
2 Singapore 96.62% 2007
3 Botswana 89.5% 2007
4 Lebanon 82.01% 2007
5 Algeria 81.44% 2007
6 Hong Kong 72.17% 2007
7 Lesotho 53.33% 2007
8 Malaysia 52.23% 2007
9 Malta 50.55% 2007
10 Jordan 46.34% 2007
11 China 43.9% 2007
12 Turkmenistan 40.84% 2007
13 Bolivia 40.53% 2007
14 Equatorial Guinea 37.32% 2007
15 Russia 36.65% 2007
16 Yemen 35.93% 2007
17 Thailand 35.41% 2007
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 34.93% 2007
OPEC countries average (profile) 34.03% 2007
18 Vietnam 33.61% 2007
19 Papua New Guinea 32.97% 2007
20 Morocco 32.86% 2007
21 Trinidad and Tobago 31.03% 2007
22 Kyrgyzstan 30.95% 2007
23 Nigeria 30.94% 2007
24 Moldova 30.3% 2007
25 Uzbekistan 30.25% 2007
26 United Arab Emirates 29.92% 2007
27 Cape Verde 29.9% 2007
28 Cyprus 29.79% 2007
29 Bosnia and Herzegovina 29.61% 2007
30 Iraq 28.88% 2007
31 Bulgaria 27.14% 2007
32 Peru 25.91% 2007
33 South Korea 24.99% 2007
34 Swaziland 24.98% 2007
35 Cambodia 24.81% 2007
36 Iran 24.19% 2007
37 Egypt 24.04% 2007
38 Sao Tome and Principe 23.98% 2007
39 Romania 23.61% 2007
40 Mauritius 23.38% 2007
41 Croatia 23.04% 2007
42 Ukraine 22.76% 2007
43 Oman 22.73% 2007
44 Philippines 22.6% 2007
45 Slovakia 22.57% 2007
46 India 22.2% 2007
47 Bahrain 22.2% 2007
48 Benin 21.96% 2007
49 Japan 21.9% 2007
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 21.56% 2007
50 Uganda 21.48% 2007
Emerging markets average (profile) 20.84% 2007
Eastern Europe average (profile) 20.82% 2007
51 Honduras 20.6% 2007
52 Tunisia 20.22% 2007
53 Albania 20.2% 2007
54 Latvia 20.02% 2007
55 Lithuania 19.74% 2007
56 Czech Republic 19.16% 2007
57 Angola 18.53% 2007
58 Barbados 18.19% 2007
59 Armenia 18% 2007
60 Guyana 17.99% 2007
61 Mozambique 17.98% 2007
62 The Gambia 17.88% 2007
63 Paraguay 17.8% 2007
64 Argentina 17.69% 2007
65 Hungary 17.67% 2007
66 Uruguay 17.6% 2007
67 Togo 17.36% 2007
68 Tanzania 17.3% 2007
69 Israel 17.07% 2007
Non-religious countries average (profile) 17.01% 2006
70 Tonga 16.96% 2004
71 Kazakhstan 16.81% 2007
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 16.19% 2007
72 Costa Rica 15.63% 2007
73 Samoa 15.48% 2006
74 Poland 15.46% 2007
75 Burkina Faso 15.23% 2007
76 Syria 14.96% 2007
77 Estonia 14.87% 2007
78 Jamaica 14.86% 2007
79 Rwanda 14.79% 2007
80 Senegal 14.66% 2007
81 Kuwait 14.63% 2007
82 Norway 14.59% 2006
83 Venezuela 14.53% 2007
84 Cameroon 14.35% 2007
85 Chad 13.83% 2007
86 Georgia 13.38% 2007
Europe average (profile) 13.32% 2006
87 Indonesia 13.17% 2007
88 Burundi 13.06% 2007
89 Brazil 13.02% 2007
90 Azerbaijan 12.93% 2007
91 Vanuatu 12.89% 2003
92 New Zealand 12.79% 2007
93 Laos 12.79% 2007
94 Cote d'Ivoire 12.72% 2007
NATO countries average (profile) 12.49% 2007
95 Kenya 12.32% 2007
96 Qatar 12.26% 2007
European Union average (profile) 12.18% 2006
97 Guatemala 12.13% 2007
98 Nicaragua 12.13% 2007
99 Slovenia 12.01% 2007
100 Iceland 11.92% 2007
101 Turkey 11.82% 2007
102 Madagascar 11.53% 2007
103 South Africa 11.51% 2007
104 Sri Lanka 11.26% 2007
105 Denmark 11.07% 2006
106 Pakistan 10.96% 2007
107 El Salvador 10.94% 2007
108 Gabon 10.7% 2007
109 Namibia 10.17% 2007
110 Colombia 10.1% 2007
111 Suriname 10.03% 2006
112 Panama 9.78% 2007
113 Chile 9.73% 2007
114 Switzerland 9.45% 2006
115 Zambia 9.44% 2007
116 Belarus 9.42% 2007
Eurozone average (profile) 9.05% 2006
117 Democratic Republic of the Congo 9.01% 2009
118 Ghana 8.9% 2007
High income OECD countries average (profile) 8.64% 2006
119 Belize 8.54% 2007
120 Mexico 8.42% 2007
121 Saudi Arabia 8.18% 2007
122 Bangladesh 7.71% 2007
123 Haiti 7.44% 2007
124 Cuba 7.25% 2007
125 Ecuador 6.9% 2007
126 Ethiopia 6.62% 2007
127 Tajikistan 6.51% 2007
128 Dominican Republic 6.21% 2007
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 5.98% 2007
129 Malawi 5.95% 2007
130 Sweden 5.58% 2006
131 France 5.13% 2006
132 Portugal 4.98% 2007
133 Italy 4.43% 2007
134 Germany 4.1% 2007
135 Seychelles 3.95% 2007
136 Austria 3.91% 2006
137 Belgium 3.59% 2007
138 Netherlands 3.45% 2007
139 Finland 3.41% 2007
140 Australia 3.16% 2007
141 Sudan 3.03% 2007
142 Canada 2.88% 2007
143 Guinea 2.83% 2007
144 Zimbabwe 2.27% 2007
145 United Kingdom 2.03% 2007
146 Eritrea 1.75% 2007
147 Spain 1.32% 2007
148 Greece 1.2% 2007
149 Luxembourg 0.546% 2006
150 United States 0.505% 2007
151 Ireland 0.378% 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Reserves of foreign exchange and gold, % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. GDP figures sourced from World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Reserves-of-foreign-exchange-and-gold,-%-of-GDP

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