Economy > Reserves of foreign exchange and gold: Group totals

DEFINITION: This entry gives the dollar value for the stock of all financial assets that are available to the central monetary authority for use in meeting a country's balance of payments needs as of the end-date of the period specified. This category includes not only foreign currency and gold, but also a country's holdings of Special Drawing Rights in the International Monetary Fund, and its reserve position in the Fund.


Emerging markets $5.90 trillion 2012
Non-religious countries $5.56 trillion 2012
Cold countries $4.72 trillion 2010
High income OECD countries $3.81 trillion 2012
Heavily indebted countries $2.91 trillion 2012
Europe $2.69 trillion 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) $2.21 trillion 2012
Religious countries $1.93 trillion 2012
Muslim countries $1.89 trillion 2012
NATO countries $1.52 trillion 2012
Catholic countries $1.50 trillion 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa $1.43 trillion 2012
European Union $1.37 trillion 2012
Former British colonies $1.34 trillion 2012
OPEC countries $1.33 trillion 2012
Eastern Europe $891.65 billion 2012
Eurozone $835.37 billion 2012
Former Soviet republics $670.46 billion 2012
Former Spanish colonies $538.18 billion 2012
Landlocked countries $514.33 billion 2010
South and Central Asia $409.82 billion 2012
South Asia $330.33 billion 2012
Former French colonies $300.29 billion 2010
Sub-Saharan Africa $161.70 billion 2010
Potential Future EU Members $122.06 billion 2011
failed states $120.33 billion 2010

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