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Economy > Total Stats: compare key data on South Africa & United States

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  • Reserves > Includes gold > Current US$: Total reserves comprise holdings of monetary gold, special drawing rights, reserves of IMF members held by the IMF, and holdings of foreign exchange under the control of monetary authorities. The gold component of these reserves is valued at year-end (December 31) London prices. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Reserves > Includes gold > Current US$ > Per $ GDP: 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. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Reserves > Includes gold > Current US$ > Per capita: 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. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Reserves > Includes gold > Current US$ per capita: 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. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • 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 which could be paid for.
  • Reserves minus gold > Current US$: Total reserves minus gold comprise special drawing rights, reserves of IMF members held by the IMF, and holdings of foreign exchange under the control of monetary authorities. Gold holdings are excluded. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Reserves minus gold > Current US$ > Per $ GDP: Total reserves minus gold comprise special drawing rights, reserves of IMF members held by the IMF, and holdings of foreign exchange under the control of monetary authorities. Gold holdings are excluded. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Reserves minus gold > Current US$ > Per capita: Total reserves minus gold comprise special drawing rights, reserves of IMF members held by the IMF, and holdings of foreign exchange under the control of monetary authorities. Gold holdings are excluded. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Reserves minus gold > Current US$ per capita: Total reserves minus gold comprise special drawing rights, reserves of IMF members held by the IMF, and holdings of foreign exchange under the control of monetary authorities. Gold holdings are excluded. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
STAT South Africa United States HISTORY
Reserves > Includes gold > Current US$ 20.62 billion$
Ranked 37th.
188.26 billion$
Ranked 4th. 9 times more than South Africa

Reserves > Includes gold > Current US$ > Per $ GDP 86.1$ per $1,000 of GDP
Ranked 119th. 6 times more than United States
15.16$ per $1,000 of GDP
Ranked 160th.

Reserves > Includes gold > Current US$ > Per capita 439.87$ per capita
Ranked 90th.
635.13$ per capita
Ranked 75th. 44% more than South Africa

Reserves > Includes gold > Current US$ per capita 436.97$
Ranked 89th.
637.05$
Ranked 75th. 46% more than South Africa

Reserves in months of imports 3.16
Ranked 68th. 3 times more than United States
0.92
Ranked 120th.

Reserves minus gold > Current US$ 18.58 billion$
Ranked 38th.
54.08 billion$
Ranked 11th. 3 times more than South Africa

Reserves minus gold > Current US$ > Per $ GDP 77.56$ per $1,000 of GDP
Ranked 125th. 18 times more than United States
4.36$ per $1,000 of GDP
Ranked 161st.

Reserves minus gold > Current US$ > Per capita 396.24$ per capita
Ranked 89th. 2 times more than United States
182.46$ per capita
Ranked 117th.

Reserves minus gold > Current US$ per capita 393.64$
Ranked 88th. 2 times more than United States
183.01$
Ranked 115th.

SOURCES: World Development Indicators database; World Development Indicators database. 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.

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