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Economy > Reserves of foreign exchange and gold per capita: 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 per capita for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Singapore $35,522.82 2007
2 Hong Kong $22,078.28 2007
3 Libya $13,766.61 2007
4 United Arab Emirates $13,323.34 2007
5 Norway $10,646.52 2006
6 Malta $9,284.93 2007
7 Qatar $8,461.91 2007
8 Iceland $7,818.57 2007
9 Japan $7,467.28 2007
10 Kuwait $6,567.72 2007
11 Cyprus $6,120.81 2007
12 Equatorial Guinea $6,012.96 2007
13 Denmark $5,587.36 2006
14 South Korea $5,395.28 2007
15 Trinidad and Tobago $5,148.70 2007
16 Switzerland $5,116.29 2006
17 Botswana $5,111.77 2007
18 Lebanon $4,963.99 2007
OPEC countries average (profile) $4,602.84 2007
19 New Zealand $4,079.65 2007
20 Bahrain $3,972.48 2007
21 Israel $3,972.09 2007
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) $3,840.40 2007
22 Malaysia $3,770.44 2007
23 Oman $3,706.21 2007
24 Slovakia $3,516.56 2007
25 Russia $3,352.57 2007
26 Czech Republic $3,347.15 2007
Non-religious countries average (profile) $3,188.75 2006
27 Algeria $3,151.26 2007
28 Croatia $3,081.61 2007
29 Slovenia $2,815.49 2007
30 Latvia $2,529.77 2007
31 Sweden $2,451.41 2006
32 Estonia $2,437.26 2007
High income OECD countries average (profile) $2,412.57 2006
33 Hungary $2,391.66 2007
34 Lithuania $2,287.28 2007
35 Barbados $2,244.12 2007
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) $2,188.83 2007
NATO countries average (profile) $2,067.52 2007
Europe average (profile) $1,883.10 2006
European Union average (profile) $1,855.87 2006
36 Romania $1,854.56 2007
37 France $1,818.67 2006
38 Poland $1,724.79 2007
Eastern Europe average (profile) $1,665.23 2007
39 Germany $1,655.60 2007
40 Netherlands $1,646.96 2007
Eurozone average (profile) $1,632.69 2006
41 Italy $1,588.71 2007
42 Finland $1,585.45 2007
43 Belgium $1,553.78 2007
44 Austria $1,538.34 2006
45 Bulgaria $1,492.21 2007
46 Mauritius $1,445.57 2007
47 Jordan $1,400.64 2007
Emerging markets average (profile) $1,372.76 2007
48 Thailand $1,323.61 2007
49 Saudi Arabia $1,312.34 2007
50 Australia $1,280.46 2007
51 Canada $1,247.59 2007
52 Uruguay $1,234.43 2007
53 Venezuela $1,210.59 2007
54 Argentina $1,172.60 2007
55 Bosnia and Herzegovina $1,169.65 2007
56 China $1,163.99 2007
57 Kazakhstan $1,138.58 2007
58 Turkey $1,100.92 2007
59 Portugal $1,088.77 2007
Former Soviet republics average (profile) $1,079.90 2007
60 Turkmenistan $1,064.58 2007
61 Chile $1,010.27 2007
62 Peru $980.64 2007
63 Iran $963.66 2007
64 United Kingdom $939.55 2007
65 Brazil $936.86 2007
66 Costa Rica $921.75 2007
67 Iraq $892.81 2007
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) $887.14 2007
68 Gabon $855.33 2007
69 Cape Verde $822.80 2007
70 Morocco $806.08 2007
71 Tunisia $768.11 2007
72 Mexico $767.99 2007
73 Jamaica $711.94 2007
74 Ukraine $698.35 2007
75 Albania $682.83 2007
76 South Africa $682.59 2007
77 Swaziland $672.00 2007
78 Angola $632.31 2007
79 Panama $554.28 2007
80 Armenia $554.20 2007
81 Bolivia $549.58 2007
82 Suriname $521.19 2006
83 Azerbaijan $497.94 2007
84 Luxembourg $491.29 2006
85 Seychelles $479.81 2007
86 Colombia $470.80 2007
87 Belarus $446.23 2007
88 Lesotho $435.63 2007
89 Namibia $430.62 2007
90 Spain $424.48 2007
91 Egypt $422.61 2007
92 Tonga $407.00 2004
93 Guyana $406.28 2007
94 Paraguay $402.10 2007
95 Samoa $387.41 2006
96 Belize $380.86 2007
97 Philippines $379.74 2007
98 Cuba $375.79 2007
99 Moldova $372.95 2007
100 Yemen $366.35 2007
101 El Salvador $359.14 2007
102 Honduras $354.67 2007
103 Nigeria $348.74 2007
104 Greece $326.82 2007
105 Papua New Guinea $326.21 2007
106 Guatemala $310.78 2007
107 Georgia $310.14 2007
108 Syria $309.08 2007
109 Vietnam $283.42 2007
110 Dominican Republic $266.46 2007
111 Uzbekistan $251.23 2007
112 Ecuador $246.77 2007
113 Indonesia $246.44 2007
114 India $237.25 2007
115 United States $234.27 2007
116 Kyrgyzstan $223.41 2007
117 Sao Tome and Principe $211.76 2007
118 Vanuatu $203.77 2003
119 Ireland $197.75 2006
120 Sri Lanka $181.85 2007
121 Nicaragua $161.47 2007
122 Cambodia $155.89 2007
123 Cameroon $153.53 2007
124 Cote d'Ivoire $140.34 2007
125 Senegal $139.44 2007
126 Benin $138.85 2007
127 Ghana $97.84 2007
128 Pakistan $95.71 2007
129 The Gambia $93.37 2007
130 Chad $90.61 2007
131 Zambia $90.01 2007
132 Laos $89.80 2007
133 Kenya $88.87 2007
134 Uganda $83.31 2007
135 Togo $75.07 2007
136 Burkina Faso $72.29 2007
137 Tanzania $70.77 2007
138 Mozambique $65.17 2007
139 Rwanda $55.68 2007
140 Haiti $46.67 2007
141 Burma $44.50 2007
142 Madagascar $43.71 2007
143 Sudan $41.48 2007
144 Bangladesh $36.04 2007
145 Tajikistan $34.03 2007
146 Burundi $21.26 2007
147 Democratic Republic of the Congo $16.70 2009
148 Ethiopia $16.09 2007
149 Malawi $15.84 2007
150 Guinea $11.84 2007
151 Zimbabwe $9.42 2007
152 Eritrea $4.41 2007

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/stats/Economy/Reserves-of-foreign-exchange-and-gold-per-capita

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