Economy > Trade > Balance of payments > Reserves and related items > BoP, current US$: Group totals

DEFINITION: Reserves and related items (BoP, current US$). Reserves and related items is the net change in a country's holdings of international reserves resulting from transactions on the current, capital, and financial accounts. Reserve assets are those external assets that are readily available to and controlled by monetary authorities for meeting balance of payments financing needs, and include holdings of monetary gold, special drawing rights (SDRs), reserve position in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and other reserve assets. Also included are net credit and loans from the IMF (excluding reserve position) and total exceptional financing. Data are in current U.S. dollars.


Cold countries $329.81 billion 2012
Europe $251.76 billion 2012
Emerging markets $226.68 billion 2012
OPEC countries $184.24 billion 2012
Religious countries $183.50 billion 2012
High income OECD countries $178.35 billion 2012
Non-religious countries $134.04 billion 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa $95.65 billion 2011
Latin America and Caribbean $56.51 billion 2012
NATO countries $48.59 billion 2012
Former Spanish colonies $48.31 billion 2012
Eastern Europe $45.31 billion 2012
Former British colonies $38.94 billion 2011
European Union $29.33 billion 2012
Former Soviet republics $27.57 billion 2012
Former French colonies $18.39 billion 2005
Potential Future EU Members $9.15 billion 2012
South Asia $-2,463,759,411.79 2012
Muslim countries $-3,701,851,415.03 2009
Eurozone $-3,944,853,494.54 2012
South and Central Asia $-8,451,764,406.37 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) $-11,359,936,072.40 2012
Heavily indebted countries $-36,622,340,625.05 2012

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