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Transport > Maritime > Total reserves in months of imports per million: 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)]. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Seychelles 459.61 2012
2 Saint Kitts and Nevis 157.48 2012
3 Dominica 59.03 2012
4 Tonga 57.55 2009
5 Antigua and Barbuda 32.72 2012
6 Grenada 31.01 2012
7 Aruba 30.18 2012
8 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 28.67 2012
9 Samoa 23.31 2012
10 Sao Tome and Principe 22.81 2012
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 21.98 2012
11 Saint Lucia 19.05 2012
12 Vanuatu 18.52 2011
13 Iceland 16.67 2012
14 Solomon Islands 14.31 2012
15 Barbados 13.78 2010
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 12.81 2012
16 Macau 12.21 2012
17 Bhutan 11.84 2012
18 Brunei 10.37 2009
19 Belize 9.3 2012
20 Suriname 8.73 2012
Former British colonies average (profile) 7.83 2011
21 Cape Verde 7.21 2012
22 Libya 6.58 2012
23 East Timor 5.24 2012
24 The Bahamas 5.22 2012
25 Trinidad and Tobago 5.17 2011
26 Guyana 5.1 2012
27 Botswana 5.05 2012
28 Djibouti 4.95 2012
29 Fiji 4.49 2010
30 Lebanon 4.19 2012
31 Maldives 4.16 2012
32 Guinea-Bissau 3.76 2010
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 3.53 2012
33 The Gambia 3.38 2012
34 Mauritius 3.17 2012
35 Montenegro 3.04 2012
36 Uruguay 2.94 2012
37 Kuwait 2.81 2012
38 Qatar 2.65 2012
39 Bahrain 2.52 2012
40 Swaziland 2.48 2010
South Asia average (profile) 2.43 2012
41 Republic of Macedonia 2.37 2012
42 Latvia 2.25 2012
43 Kosovo 2.11 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 2.01 2011
44 Mongolia 1.97 2012
45 Lesotho 1.93 2012
46 Malta 1.77 2012
47 Switzerland 1.77 2012
48 Gabon 1.73 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 1.68 2012
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1.63 2012
49 Albania 1.58 2012
Muslim countries average (profile) 1.57 2009
50 Croatia 1.52 2012
51 Moldova 1.43 2012
52 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.41 2012
53 Bolivia 1.39 2012
54 Namibia 1.36 2011
55 Oman 1.32 2012
56 Armenia 1.3 2012
57 Saudi Arabia 1.25 2012
Cold countries average (profile) 1.25 2012
58 Denmark 1.1 2012
59 Israel 1.07 2012
60 Costa Rica 1.06 2012
61 Singapore 1.06 2012
Europe average (profile) 1.05 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 1.04 2012
62 Jamaica 1.02 2012
63 Serbia 1.01 2012
64 Lithuania 0.915 2012
65 Algeria 0.889 2012
66 Bulgaria 0.879 2012
67 Cyprus 0.879 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) 0.873 2012
68 Republic of the Congo 0.84 2007
High income OECD countries average (profile) 0.802 2012
69 Papua New Guinea 0.789 2010
70 New Zealand 0.773 2012
71 Hong Kong 0.768 2012
72 Laos 0.753 2011
73 Georgia 0.738 2012
74 Norway 0.715 2012
75 Jordan 0.697 2012
76 Togo 0.697 2010
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 0.677 2012
77 Paraguay 0.67 2012
78 Kyrgyzstan 0.666 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 0.651 2005
79 Azerbaijan 0.638 2012
80 Benin 0.633 2010
81 Syria 0.541 2010
82 El Salvador 0.534 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.522 2012
Religious countries average (profile) 0.517 2012
83 Nicaragua 0.49 2012
84 Liberia 0.454 2011
European Union average (profile) 0.438 2012
85 Hungary 0.433 2012
86 Peru 0.416 2012
87 Iraq 0.402 2012
88 Burundi 0.4 2012
89 Haiti 0.394 2012
90 Cambodia 0.386 2012
91 Sierra Leone 0.357 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 0.352 2012
92 Nepal 0.35 2012
93 Romania 0.349 2012
94 Rwanda 0.345 2012
95 Senegal 0.341 2010
96 Angola 0.341 2012
97 Tunisia 0.34 2012
98 Honduras 0.329 2012
99 Czech Republic 0.322 2012
100 Burkina Faso 0.311 2010
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.282 2012
101 Mali 0.272 2010
102 Guatemala 0.267 2012
103 Chile 0.26 2012
104 Portugal 0.256 2012
105 Sweden 0.252 2012
106 Zambia 0.251 2012
107 Afghanistan 0.242 2012
108 Panama 0.235 2012
109 Malaysia 0.225 2012
110 Kazakhstan 0.224 2012
111 Cameroon 0.212 2012
112 Dominican Republic 0.209 2012
113 Finland 0.204 2012
114 Belarus 0.2 2012
115 Niger 0.197 2010
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.197 2012
116 Cote d'Ivoire 0.192 2010
117 Madagascar 0.181 2005
118 Sri Lanka 0.181 2012
119 Yemen 0.178 2011
120 Tajikistan 0.176 2012
121 Slovenia 0.165 2012
122 Burma 0.163 2011
123 Austria 0.156 2012
124 Venezuela 0.132 2012
125 Poland 0.13 2012
126 Morocco 0.13 2012
127 Argentina 0.129 2012
128 Uganda 0.127 2012
129 South Korea 0.123 2012
130 Estonia 0.123 2012
131 Philippines 0.123 2012
132 Mozambique 0.115 2012
133 Ghana 0.114 2012
134 Japan 0.111 2012
135 Thailand 0.11 2012
136 Colombia 0.107 2012
137 Greece 0.101 2012
138 South Africa 0.0881 2012
139 Kenya 0.0869 2012
140 Russia 0.0803 2012
141 Luxembourg 0.0793 2012
142 Tanzania 0.0776 2012
143 Turkey 0.074 2012
144 Belgium 0.0715 2012
145 Malawi 0.0697 2012
146 Ecuador 0.0659 2012
147 Brazil 0.0643 2012
148 Australia 0.0637 2012
149 Slovakia 0.0633 2012
150 Netherlands 0.0595 2012
151 Ukraine 0.0582 2012
152 Italy 0.0559 2012
153 Guinea 0.0433 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.0405 2012
154 Mexico 0.0381 2012
155 France 0.035 2012
156 Canada 0.0348 2012
157 Nigeria 0.0336 2012
158 Egypt 0.0308 2012
159 Vietnam 0.028 2012
160 Ethiopia 0.0277 2009
161 Spain 0.027 2012
162 Bangladesh 0.025 2012
163 Indonesia 0.0227 2012
164 Germany 0.0215 2012
165 United Kingdom 0.0184 2012
166 Pakistan 0.0175 2012
167 Ireland 0.0154 2012
168 China 0.0141 2012
169 United States 0.00664 2012
170 European Union 0.00583 2012
171 Sudan 0.00582 2012
172 India 0.00477 2012

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"Countries Compared by Transport > Maritime > Total reserves in months of imports per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files. World Bank World Development Indicators. 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/Transport/Maritime/Total-reserves-in-months-of-imports-per-million

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