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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 SingaporeSingapore $35,522.82 2007
2 Hong KongHong Kong $22,078.28 2007
3 LibyaLibya $13,766.61 2007
4 United Arab EmiratesUAE $13,323.34 2007
5 NorwayNorway $10,646.52 2006
6 MaltaMalta $9,284.93 2007
7 QatarQatar $8,461.91 2007
8 IcelandIceland $7,818.57 2007
9 JapanJapan $7,467.28 2007
10 KuwaitKuwait $6,567.72 2007
11 CyprusCyprus $6,120.81 2007
12 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea $6,012.96 2007
13 DenmarkDenmark $5,587.36 2006
14 South KoreaSouth Korea $5,395.28 2007
15 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ $5,148.7 2007
16 SwitzerlandSwitzerland $5,116.29 2006
17 BotswanaBotswana $5,111.77 2007
18 LebanonLebanon $4,963.99 2007
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average $4,602.84 2007
19 New ZealandNew Zealand $4,079.65 2007
20 BahrainBahrain $3,972.48 2007
21 IsraelIsrael $3,972.09 2007
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average $3,840.4 2007
22 MalaysiaMalaysia $3,770.44 2007
23 OmanOman $3,706.21 2007
24 SlovakiaSlovakia $3,516.56 2007
25 RussiaRussia $3,352.57 2007
26 Czech RepublicCzech Republic $3,347.15 2007
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average $3,188.75 2006
27 AlgeriaAlgeria $3,151.26 2007
28 CroatiaCroatia $3,081.61 2007
29 SloveniaSlovenia $2,815.49 2007
30 LatviaLatvia $2,529.77 2007
31 SwedenSweden $2,451.41 2006
32 EstoniaEstonia $2,437.26 2007
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average $2,412.57 2006
33 HungaryHungary $2,391.66 2007
34 LithuaniaLithuania $2,287.28 2007
35 BarbadosBarbados $2,244.12 2007
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average $2,188.83 2007
NATO countries averageNATO average $2,067.52 2007
Europe averageEurope average $1,883.1 2006
European Union averageEuropean Union average $1,855.87 2006
36 RomaniaRomania $1,854.56 2007
37 FranceFrance $1,818.67 2006
38 PolandPoland $1,724.79 2007
Eastern Europe averageEastern Europe average $1,665.23 2007
39 GermanyGermany $1,655.6 2007
40 NetherlandsNetherlands $1,646.96 2007
Eurozone averageEurozone average $1,632.69 2006
41 ItalyItaly $1,588.71 2007
42 FinlandFinland $1,585.45 2007
43 BelgiumBelgium $1,553.78 2007
44 AustriaAustria $1,538.34 2006
45 BulgariaBulgaria $1,492.21 2007
46 MauritiusMauritius $1,445.57 2007
47 JordanJordan $1,400.64 2007
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average $1,372.76 2007
48 ThailandThailand $1,323.61 2007
49 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia $1,312.34 2007
50 AustraliaAustralia $1,280.46 2007
51 CanadaCanada $1,247.59 2007
52 UruguayUruguay $1,234.43 2007
53 VenezuelaVenezuela $1,210.59 2007
54 ArgentinaArgentina $1,172.6 2007
55 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ $1,169.65 2007
56 ChinaChina $1,163.99 2007
57 KazakhstanKazakhstan $1,138.58 2007
58 TurkeyTurkey $1,100.92 2007
59 PortugalPortugal $1,088.77 2007
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average $1,079.9 2007
60 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan $1,064.58 2007
61 ChileChile $1,010.27 2007
62 PeruPeru $980.64 2007
63 IranIran $963.66 2007
64 United KingdomUnited Kingdom $939.55 2007
65 BrazilBrazil $936.86 2007
66 Costa RicaCosta Rica $921.75 2007
67 IraqIraq $892.81 2007
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average $887.14 2007
68 GabonGabon $855.33 2007
69 Cape VerdeCape Verde $822.8 2007
70 MoroccoMorocco $806.08 2007
71 TunisiaTunisia $768.11 2007
72 MexicoMexico $767.99 2007
73 JamaicaJamaica $711.94 2007
74 UkraineUkraine $698.35 2007
75 AlbaniaAlbania $682.83 2007
76 South AfricaSouth Africa $682.59 2007
77 SwazilandSwaziland $672 2007
78 AngolaAngola $632.31 2007
79 PanamaPanama $554.28 2007
80 ArmeniaArmenia $554.2 2007
81 BoliviaBolivia $549.58 2007
82 SurinameSuriname $521.19 2006
83 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan $497.94 2007
84 LuxembourgLuxembourg $491.29 2006
85 SeychellesSeychelles $479.81 2007
86 ColombiaColombia $470.8 2007
87 BelarusBelarus $446.23 2007
88 LesothoLesotho $435.63 2007
89 NamibiaNamibia $430.62 2007
90 SpainSpain $424.48 2007
91 EgyptEgypt $422.61 2007
92 TongaTonga $407 2004
93 GuyanaGuyana $406.28 2007
94 ParaguayParaguay $402.1 2007
95 SamoaSamoa $387.41 2006
96 BelizeBelize $380.86 2007
97 PhilippinesPhilippines $379.74 2007
98 CubaCuba $375.79 2007
99 MoldovaMoldova $372.95 2007
100 YemenYemen $366.35 2007
101 El SalvadorEl Salvador $359.14 2007
102 HondurasHonduras $354.67 2007
103 NigeriaNigeria $348.74 2007
104 GreeceGreece $326.82 2007
105 Papua New GuineaPapua NG $326.21 2007
106 GuatemalaGuatemala $310.78 2007
107 GeorgiaGeorgia $310.14 2007
108 SyriaSyria $309.08 2007
109 VietnamVietnam $283.42 2007
110 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. $266.46 2007
111 UzbekistanUzbekistan $251.23 2007
112 EcuadorEcuador $246.77 2007
113 IndonesiaIndonesia $246.44 2007
114 IndiaIndia $237.25 2007
115 United StatesUnited States $234.27 2007
116 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan $223.41 2007
117 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ $211.76 2007
118 VanuatuVanuatu $203.77 2003
119 IrelandIreland $197.75 2006
120 Sri LankaSri Lanka $181.85 2007
121 NicaraguaNicaragua $161.47 2007
122 CambodiaCambodia $155.89 2007
123 CameroonCameroon $153.53 2007
124 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire $140.34 2007
125 SenegalSenegal $139.44 2007
126 BeninBenin $138.85 2007
127 GhanaGhana $97.84 2007
128 PakistanPakistan $95.71 2007
129 The GambiaThe Gambia $93.37 2007
130 ChadChad $90.61 2007
131 ZambiaZambia $90.01 2007
132 LaosLaos $89.8 2007
133 KenyaKenya $88.87 2007
134 UgandaUganda $83.31 2007
135 TogoTogo $75.07 2007
136 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso $72.29 2007
137 TanzaniaTanzania $70.77 2007
138 MozambiqueMozambique $65.17 2007
139 RwandaRwanda $55.68 2007
140 HaitiHaiti $46.67 2007
141 BurmaBurma $44.5 2007
142 MadagascarMadagascar $43.71 2007
143 SudanSudan $41.48 2007
144 BangladeshBangladesh $36.04 2007
145 TajikistanTajikistan $34.03 2007
146 BurundiBurundi $21.26 2007
147 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. $16.7 2009
148 EthiopiaEthiopia $16.09 2007
149 MalawiMalawi $15.84 2007
150 GuineaGuinea $11.84 2007
151 ZimbabweZimbabwe $9.42 2007
152 EritreaEritrea $4.41 2007

Citation

"All countries compared for Economy > Reserves of foreign exchange and gold per capita", 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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