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Economy > Total > Reserves in months of imports: 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. This item shows reserves expressed in terms of the number of months of imports of goods and services which could be paid for.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Libya 32.13 2005
2 Japan 15.74 2005
3 Botswana 15.29 2005
4 China 13.47 2005
5 India 12.19 2003
6 Russia 10.84 2005
7 Nigeria 10.72 2005
8 Lebanon 10.7 2005
9 Iraq 10.5 1977
10 Yemen 10.35 2005
11 Afghanistan 10.3 1989
12 Venezuela 10.07 2005
13 Central African Republic 9.63 1994
14 Macau 9.23 2004
15 Turkmenistan 8.6 1997
16 Morocco 8.37 2005
17 Peru 8.17 2005
18 Madagascar 7.95 2005
19 South Korea 7.76 2005
20 Argentina 7.45 2005
21 Egypt 7.33 2005
22 Rwanda 6.93 2005
23 Nepal 6.7 2005
24 Trinidad and Tobago 6.47 2004
25 Bolivia 6.4 2005
26 Uruguay 6.39 2005
27 Benin 6.37 2004
28 Guinea-Bissau 6.35 2004
29 Tanzania 5.98 2005
30 Malaysia 5.94 2005
31 Iran 5.82 1982
32 Uganda 5.78 2005
33 Norway 5.74 2005
34 Colombia 5.69 2005
35 Mali 5.6 2004
36 Romania 5.48 2005
37 Slovakia 5.47 2003
38 Jordan 5.35 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 5.32 2005
39 Malta 5.26 2005
40 Israel 5.19 2005
41 Honduras 5.13 2005
42 Ukraine 5.12 2005
43 Singapore 5.11 2005
=44 Brazil 5.09 2005
=44 Comoros 5.09 1995
46 Cyprus 4.99 2005
47 Kyrgyzstan 4.92 2005
48 Mauritania 4.9 1998
49 Kuwait 4.87 2005
50 Senegal 4.86 2004
=51 Turkey 4.8 2005
=51 Bulgaria 4.8 2005
53 Fiji 4.57 1999
Former British colonies average (profile) 4.57 2003
54 Burkina Faso 4.53 2001
55 Sao Tome and Principe 4.51 2002
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 4.49 2005
=56 Thailand 4.47 2005
=56 Guatemala 4.47 2005
58 Croatia 4.44 2005
59 Albania 4.41 2005
60 Lesotho 4.39 2005
61 Samoa 4.26 2005
62 Slovenia 4.17 2005
63 Pakistan 4.14 2005
64 Saudi Arabia 4.13 2005
South Asia average (profile) 4.12 1989
Non-religious countries average (profile) 4.12 2005
65 Indonesia 4.08 2005
66 Oman 4.04 2005
=67 Sierra Leone 4.02 2005
=67 Poland 4.02 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 4.01 2003
69 Chile 3.99 2005
70 The Gambia 3.98 2005
71 Mozambique 3.95 2005
72 Algeria 3.9 1991
73 Philippines 3.84 2005
74 Mauritius 3.82 2005
75 Hong Kong 3.79 2005
76 Jamaica 3.73 2005
77 Togo 3.7 2004
78 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.69 2005
79 Czech Republic 3.65 2005
80 Paraguay 3.57 2005
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 3.51 2005
81 Armenia 3.49 2005
82 Niger 3.47 2004
83 Mexico 3.4 2005
=84 Ghana 3.33 2005
=84 Tunisia 3.33 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 3.24 1994
86 Burundi 3.23 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 3.23 2005
87 Kenya 3.21 2005
=88 South Africa 3.16 2005
=88 Sri Lanka 3.16 2005
90 Guyana 3.15 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 3.13 2005
91 Vanuatu 3.12 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 3.09 2005
=92 Barbados 3.02 2005
=92 Laos 3.02 2001
94 Denmark 3.01 2005
95 Cape Verde 2.99 2005
96 Switzerland 2.92 2005
97 Djibouti 2.88 1995
98 Burma 2.86 2004
99 Cambodia 2.85 2005
100 Solomon Islands 2.79 1999
=101 Papua New Guinea 2.76 2005
=101 Tonga 2.76 2002
Europe average (profile) 2.75 2005
103 Grenada 2.73 2005
104 Ethiopia 2.72 2005
105 Vietnam 2.71 2005
106 El Salvador 2.7 2005
107 Kazakhstan 2.69 2005
108 Australia 2.68 2005
109 Hungary 2.65 2005
110 Dominica 2.61 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 2.6 2005
111 Latvia 2.6 2005
=112 Lithuania 2.57 2005
=112 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2.57 2005
=114 Netherlands Antilles 2.54 2005
=114 New Zealand 2.54 2005
=114 Nicaragua 2.54 2005
117 Maldives 2.53 2005
118 Moldova 2.49 2005
=119 Costa Rica 2.48 2005
=119 Zimbabwe 2.48 1994
NATO countries average (profile) 2.47 2005
121 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2.46 2005
122 Sudan 2.44 2005
123 Malawi 2.37 2002
124 Bahrain 2.36 2004
125 Antigua and Barbuda 2.28 2005
126 Chad 2.27 1994
European Union average (profile) 2.26 2005
127 Bangladesh 2.21 2005
128 Congo, Republic of the 2.18 2005
129 Saint Lucia 2.12 2005
=130 Cameroon 2.1 2003
=130 Mongolia 2.1 2004
132 Syria 2.08 1988
133 Angola 2 2005
=134 Cote d'Ivoire 1.98 2005
=134 Zambia 1.98 2000
136 Ecuador 1.86 2005
137 Estonia 1.78 2005
138 The Bahamas 1.74 2005
139 Gabon 1.72 2004
Eurozone average (profile) 1.67 2005
140 Georgia 1.65 2005
141 Dominican Republic 1.62 2005
142 Sweden 1.61 2005
143 Azerbaijan 1.6 2005
144 Finland 1.59 2005
145 Portugal 1.54 2005
146 Namibia 1.53 2004
147 Italy 1.46 2005
148 Iceland 1.39 2005
149 Guinea 1.36 2004
150 Tajikistan 1.31 2005
151 France 1.28 2005
152 Swaziland 1.26 2005
153 Panama 1.13 2005
=154 Suriname 1.06 2005
=154 Germany 1.06 2005
156 Belize 1.03 2005
157 United States 0.92 2005
158 Canada 0.9 2005
=159 Belarus 0.89 2005
=159 Haiti 0.89 2005
161 Eritrea 0.85 2000
162 Aruba 0.79 2005
163 Austria 0.75 2005
164 Seychelles 0.73 2005
165 United Kingdom 0.55 2005
166 Netherlands 0.53 2005
167 Spain 0.51 2005
168 Somalia 0.5 1989
169 Belgium 0.4 2005
170 Greece 0.35 2005
171 Ireland 0.05 2005
172 Luxembourg 0.03 2005
=173 Liberia 0.01 1987
=173 Equatorial Guinea 0.01 1996

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