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Transport > Maritime > Total reserves in months of imports: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Total reserves in months of imports. 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 they could pay for [Reserves/(Imports/12)].

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Libya 40.53 2012
2 Seychelles 40.35 2012
3 Saudi Arabia 35.48 2012
4 Algeria 34.2 2012
5 China 19.01 2012
6 Lebanon 18.56 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 17.18 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 15.14 2011
7 Bolivia 14.58 2012
8 Japan 14.21 2012
9 Switzerland 14.16 2012
10 Iraq 13.09 2012
11 Brazil 12.78 2012
12 Peru 12.49 2012
13 Philippines 11.87 2012
14 Syria 11.66 2010
15 Russia 11.53 2012
16 Botswana 10.12 2012
17 Uruguay 9.98 2012
18 Nepal 9.62 2012
19 Kuwait 9.14 2012
20 Bhutan 8.78 2012
21 Burma 8.51 2011
22 Saint Kitts and Nevis 8.44 2012
23 Israel 8.44 2012
Muslim countries average (profile) 8.36 2009
24 Solomon Islands 7.86 2012
Religious countries average (profile) 7.59 2012
25 Romania 7.43 2012
26 Thailand 7.33 2012
27 Serbia 7.27 2012
28 Afghanistan 7.22 2012
29 Angola 7.09 2012
30 Trinidad and Tobago 6.89 2011
31 Macau 6.8 2012
32 Malaysia 6.58 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 6.52 2012
33 Croatia 6.49 2012
34 Bulgaria 6.42 2012
35 East Timor 6.34 2012
36 South Korea 6.17 2012
37 Denmark 6.17 2012
38 The Gambia 6.06 2012
39 Benin 6.02 2010
40 Guinea-Bissau 5.97 2010
41 Tonga 5.96 2009
42 Azerbaijan 5.93 2012
43 India 5.9 2012
South Asia average (profile) 5.78 2012
44 Cambodia 5.74 2012
45 Nigeria 5.67 2012
46 Singapore 5.64 2012
47 Indonesia 5.6 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 5.5 2012
48 Mongolia 5.5 2012
49 Hong Kong 5.5 2012
50 Turkey 5.48 2012
51 Qatar 5.43 2012
52 Papua New Guinea 5.41 2010
53 Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.39 2012
54 Iceland 5.34 2012
55 Argentina 5.3 2012
56 Costa Rica 5.11 2012
57 Colombia 5.1 2012
58 Moldova 5.1 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 5.06 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 5.05 2012
59 Poland 5.02 2012
60 Albania 5.01 2012
61 Republic of Macedonia 5 2012
62 Laos 4.91 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 4.9 2012
63 Burkina Faso 4.83 2010
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 4.8 2012
South and Central Asia average (profile) 4.77 2012
64 Suriname 4.67 2012
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 4.65 2012
65 Uganda 4.61 2012
66 Cameroon 4.61 2012
67 Mexico 4.6 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) 4.57 2012
68 Latvia 4.56 2012
69 Chile 4.55 2012
70 South Africa 4.51 2012
71 Paraguay 4.48 2012
72 Vanuatu 4.48 2011
73 Senegal 4.42 2010
74 Jordan 4.41 2012
75 Samoa 4.4 2012
76 Togo 4.4 2010
77 Oman 4.37 2012
78 Hungary 4.31 2012
79 Sao Tome and Principe 4.29 2012
80 Djibouti 4.26 2012
81 Dominica 4.23 2012
82 Morocco 4.22 2012
Cold countries average (profile) 4.2 2012
Former British colonies average (profile) 4.19 2011
83 Yemen 4.14 2011
84 Mauritius 4.1 2012
85 Brunei 4.09 2009
86 Guyana 4.06 2012
87 Guatemala 4.02 2012
88 Haiti 4.01 2012
89 Lesotho 3.96 2012
90 Rwanda 3.96 2012
91 Venezuela 3.95 2012
92 Burundi 3.94 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 3.9 2012
93 Armenia 3.87 2012
94 Fiji 3.87 2010
95 Barbados 3.86 2010
96 Bangladesh 3.86 2012
97 Mali 3.81 2010
98 Kosovo 3.8 2012
99 Kazakhstan 3.77 2012
100 Kenya 3.75 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 3.73 2012
101 Kyrgyzstan 3.72 2012
102 Tanzania 3.71 2012
103 Sri Lanka 3.68 2012
104 Tunisia 3.67 2012
105 Cote d'Ivoire 3.65 2010
106 Norway 3.59 2012
Europe average (profile) 3.57 2012
107 Cape Verde 3.56 2012
108 Zambia 3.53 2012
109 Saint Lucia 3.45 2012
110 New Zealand 3.43 2012
111 Italy 3.41 2012
112 Czech Republic 3.39 2012
113 El Salvador 3.36 2012
114 Georgia 3.33 2012
115 Bahrain 3.33 2012
116 Madagascar 3.31 2005
117 Grenada 3.27 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 3.24 2012
118 Republic of the Congo 3.16 2007
119 Pakistan 3.14 2012
120 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3.14 2012
121 Niger 3.13 2010
NATO countries average (profile) 3.09 2012
122 Aruba 3.09 2012
123 Namibia 3.02 2011
124 Belize 3.01 2012
125 European Union 2.97 2012
126 Swaziland 2.96 2010
127 Nicaragua 2.94 2012
128 Antigua and Barbuda 2.91 2012
129 Mozambique 2.9 2012
130 Ghana 2.9 2012
131 Jamaica 2.77 2012
132 Lithuania 2.73 2012
133 Portugal 2.69 2012
134 Ukraine 2.65 2012
135 Honduras 2.61 2012
136 Egypt 2.49 2012
European Union average (profile) 2.48 2012
137 Vietnam 2.48 2012
138 Sweden 2.4 2012
139 Gabon 2.39 2005
140 Ethiopia 2.35 2009
141 France 2.3 2012
142 Dominican Republic 2.15 2012
143 Sierra Leone 2.13 2012
144 United States 2.08 2012
145 The Bahamas 1.94 2012
146 Belarus 1.9 2012
147 Montenegro 1.89 2012
148 Liberia 1.85 2011
149 Germany 1.76 2012
150 Australia 1.44 2012
151 Maldives 1.41 2012
152 Tajikistan 1.41 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 1.33 2012
153 Austria 1.32 2012
154 Spain 1.25 2012
155 Canada 1.21 2012
156 United Kingdom 1.17 2012
157 Greece 1.14 2012
158 Malawi 1.11 2012
159 Finland 1.1 2012
160 Ecuador 1.02 2012
161 Netherlands 0.998 2012
162 Cyprus 0.992 2012
163 Panama 0.894 2012
164 Belgium 0.796 2012
165 Malta 0.742 2012
166 Guinea 0.484 2011
167 Slovakia 0.342 2012
168 Slovenia 0.339 2012
169 Sudan 0.216 2012
170 Estonia 0.165 2012
171 Ireland 0.0709 2012
172 Luxembourg 0.0421 2012

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