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Economy > Reserves of gold and foreign currency: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Total reserves comprise holdings of monetary gold, special drawing rights, reserves of IMF members held by the IMF, and holdings of foreign exchange under the control of monetary authorities. The gold component of these reserves is valued at year-end (December 31) London prices. Data are in current U.S. dollars.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 China 2.45 trillion 2009
2 Japan 1.05 trillion 2009
3 European Union 1.03 trillion 2009
4 Russia 439.34 billion 2009
5 Saudi Arabia 420.98 billion 2009
6 United States 404.1 billion 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 331.05 billion 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 288.05 billion 2009
7 India 284.68 billion 2009
8 Brazil 238.54 billion 2009
9 Singapore 187.8 billion 2009
10 Germany 179.04 billion 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 175.42 billion 2009
11 Algeria 155.11 billion 2009
12 Thailand 138.42 billion 2009
13 Switzerland 134.57 billion 2009
14 France 131.79 billion 2009
15 Italy 131.5 billion 2009
16 Libya 109.05 billion 2009
17 Mexico 99.89 billion 2009
18 Malaysia 96.7 billion 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 91.41 billion 2009
OPEC countries average (profile) 90.3 billion 2009
19 Poland 79.52 billion 2009
20 Denmark 76.62 billion 2009
21 Turkey 74.93 billion 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 68.45 billion 2009
South Asia average (profile) 68.25 billion 2008
22 United Kingdom 66.55 billion 2009
23 Indonesia 66.12 billion 2009
24 Israel 60.61 billion 2009
25 Canada 54.36 billion 2009
26 Norway 48.86 billion 2009
27 Argentina 48.01 billion 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 48 billion 2005
28 Sweden 47.26 billion 2009
29 Iraq 46.46 billion 2009
30 Nigeria 45.51 billion 2009
31 Romania 44.38 billion 2009
32 Philippines 44.21 billion 2009
33 Hungary 44.18 billion 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 43.73 billion 2009
Europe average (profile) 43.71 billion 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 43.11 billion 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 42.43 billion 2009
34 Australia 41.74 billion 2009
35 Czech Republic 41.61 billion 2009
36 South Africa 39.6 billion 2009
37 Netherlands 39.28 billion 2009
38 Lebanon 39.13 billion 2009
European Union average (profile) 37.21 billion 2009
39 United Arab Emirates 36.1 billion 2009
40 Venezuela 34.32 billion 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 33.42 billion 2009
41 Peru 33.23 billion 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 29.88 billion 2009
42 Spain 28.05 billion 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 27.48 billion 2008
43 Ukraine 26.5 billion 2009
44 Chile 25.29 billion 2009
45 Colombia 24.99 billion 2009
46 Belgium 23.86 billion 2009
47 Morocco 23.57 billion 2009
48 Kazakhstan 23.18 billion 2009
49 Kuwait 23.03 billion 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 19.85 billion 2009
50 Qatar 18.8 billion 2009
51 Bulgaria 18.52 billion 2009
52 Syria 18.3 billion 2009
53 Austria 17.9 billion 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 17.67 billion 2009
54 Vietnam 16.45 billion 2009
55 Portugal 15.83 billion 2009
56 New Zealand 15.59 billion 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 15.49 billion 2005
57 Serbia and Montenegro 15.23 billion 2009
58 Croatia 14.89 billion 2009
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 14.47 billion 2004
59 Angola 13.66 billion 2009
60 Pakistan 13.61 billion 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 12.52 billion 2009
61 Oman 12.2 billion 2009
62 Jordan 12.14 billion 2009
63 Finland 11.43 billion 2009
64 Tunisia 11.29 billion 2009
65 Bangladesh 10.34 billion 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 9.51 billion 1999
66 Trinidad and Tobago 9.24 billion 2009
67 Botswana 8.7 billion 2009
68 Bolivia 8.57 billion 2009
69 Uruguay 8.04 billion 2009
70 Latvia 6.9 billion 2009
71 Lithuania 6.66 billion 2009
72 Belarus 5.64 billion 2009
73 Greece 5.49 billion 2009
74 Azerbaijan 5.36 billion 2009
75 Guatemala 5.2 billion 2009
76 Sri Lanka 4.8 billion 2009
77 Costa Rica 4.07 billion 2009
South and Central Asia average (profile) 3.98 billion 1999
78 Estonia 3.98 billion 2009
79 Iceland 3.88 billion 2009
80 Paraguay 3.86 billion 2009
81 Kenya 3.85 billion 2009
82 Congo, Republic of the 3.82 billion 2009
83 Ecuador 3.79 billion 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 3.77 billion 2008
84 Cameroon 3.71 billion 2009
85 Tanzania 3.47 billion 2009
86 Cambodia 3.29 billion 2009
87 Cote d'Ivoire 3.27 billion 2009
88 Equatorial Guinea 3.25 billion 2009
89 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.25 billion 2009
90 El Salvador 3.12 billion 2009
91 Panama 3.03 billion 2009
92 Uganda 2.99 billion 2009
93 Dominican Republic 2.91 billion 2009
94 Papua New Guinea 2.63 billion 2009
95 Honduras 2.49 billion 2008
96 Albania 2.37 billion 2009
97 Mauritius 2.32 billion 2009
98 Ghana 2.27 billion 2006
99 Ireland 2.15 billion 2009
100 Senegal 2.12 billion 2009
101 Georgia 2.11 billion 2009
102 Jamaica 2.08 billion 2009
103 Namibia 2.05 billion 2009
104 Gabon 2.01 billion 2009
105 Bahrain 2.01 billion 2004
106 Armenia 2 billion 2009
107 Zambia 1.89 billion 2009
108 Ethiopia 1.78 billion 2009
109 Mozambique 1.66 billion 2008
110 Mali 1.6 billion 2009
111 Kyrgyzstan 1.58 billion 2009
112 Nicaragua 1.57 billion 2009
113 Nepal 1.57 billion 2005
114 Turkmenistan 1.51 billion 1999
115 Moldova 1.48 billion 2009
116 Burma 1.38 billion 2006
117 Brunei 1.36 billion 2009
118 Mongolia 1.33 billion 2009
119 Netherlands Antilles 1.32 billion 2009
120 Burkina Faso 1.3 billion 2009
121 Cyprus 1.28 billion 2009
122 Uzbekistan 1.24 billion 1999
123 Benin 1.23 billion 2009
124 Madagascar 1.14 billion 2009
125 Sudan 1.09 billion 2009
126 Slovenia 1.08 billion 2009
127 Laos 1.01 billion 2009
128 The Bahamas 1.01 billion 2009
129 Swaziland 958.87 million 2009
130 Barbados 871.15 million 2009
131 Luxembourg 808.82 million 2009
132 Haiti 790.02 million 2009
133 Bhutan 764.8 million 2008
134 Rwanda 742.74 million 2009
135 Suriname 721.69 million 2009
136 San Marino 706.79 million 2008
137 Togo 703.16 million 2009
138 Slovakia 692.22 million 2009
139 Aruba 686.97 million 2009
140 Lesotho 658.4 million 2006
141 Niger 655.54 million 2009
142 Guyana 631.41 million 2009
143 Chad 628.8 million 2009
144 Malta 538.51 million 2009
145 Sierra Leone 404.96 million 2009
146 Cape Verde 366.21 million 2009
147 Burundi 323.09 million 2009
148 Fiji 318.85 million 2005
149 Maldives 260.98 million 2009
150 East Timor 249.93 million 2009
151 Djibouti 241.83 million 2009
152 Mauritania 237.86 million 2009
153 The Gambia 224.18 million 2009
154 Central African Republic 222.69 million 2009
155 Belize 213.68 million 2009
156 Tajikistan 203.82 million 2006
157 Seychelles 190.55 million 2009
158 Saint Lucia 174.8 million 2009
159 Guinea-Bissau 168.59 million 2009
160 Samoa 165.85 million 2009
161 Malawi 163.28 million 2009
162 Liberia 160.86 million 2008
163 Vanuatu 148.61 million 2009
164 Solomon Islands 145.99 million 2009
165 Saint Kitts and Nevis 136.41 million 2009
166 Zimbabwe 131.69 million 2002
167 Grenada 129.08 million 2009
168 Antigua and Barbuda 127.86 million 2009
169 Comoros 112.66 million 2008
170 Guinea 97.14 million 2005
171 Tonga 95.7 million 2009
172 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 87.82 million 2009
173 Democratic Republic of the Congo 77.73 million 2008
174 Dominica 75.46 million 2009
175 Eritrea 57.9 million 2008
176 Sao Tome and Principe 39.33 million 2007
177 Somalia 23.11 million 1989
178 Cuba 0.0 1974

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