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Country Comparison :: Reserves of foreign exchange and gold
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.
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country Reserves of foreign exchange and gold Date of Information
1 China
$ 1,968,000,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
2 Japan
$ 1,011,000,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
3 Russia
$ 427,100,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
4 Taiwan
$ 296,400,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
5 India
$ 256,400,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
6 Korea, South
$ 201,200,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
7 Brazil
$ 193,800,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
8 Hong Kong
$ 182,500,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
9 Singapore
$ 174,200,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
10 Algeria
$ 143,500,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
11 Germany
$ 138,000,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
12 Thailand
$ 111,000,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
13 Italy
$ 105,300,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
14 France
$ 102,900,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
15 Iran
$ 96,560,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
16 Mexico
$ 95,300,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
17 Libya
$ 92,510,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
18 Malaysia
$ 91,210,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
19 United States
$ 77,650,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
20 Switzerland
$ 74,070,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
21 Turkey
$ 73,660,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
22 Poland
$ 62,180,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
23 Nigeria
$ 60,120,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
24 United Kingdom
$ 52,980,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
25 Indonesia
$ 51,640,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
26 Norway
$ 50,950,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
27 Argentina
$ 46,370,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
28 Iraq
$ 45,060,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
29 Canada
$ 43,870,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
30 Israel
$ 42,510,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
31 Denmark
$ 42,320,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
32 Venezuela
$ 42,300,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
33 Romania
$ 39,470,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
34 Philippines
$ 37,550,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
35 Czech Republic
$ 36,680,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
36 South Africa
$ 34,070,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
37 Hungary
$ 33,870,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
38 Egypt
$ 33,850,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
39 Australia
$ 32,920,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
40 United Arab Emirates
$ 31,690,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
41 Ukraine
$ 31,540,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
42 Peru
$ 31,250,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
43 Saudi Arabia
$ 30,590,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
44 Sweden
$ 29,720,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
45 Netherlands
$ 28,510,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
46 Lebanon
$ 28,280,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
47 Colombia
$ 23,670,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
48 Vietnam
$ 23,180,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
49 Chile
$ 23,080,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
50 Morocco
$ 22,720,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
51 Spain
$ 20,250,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
52 Kazakhstan
$ 19,870,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
53 Slovakia
$ 18,780,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
54 Angola
$ 18,380,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
55 Bulgaria
$ 17,930,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
56 Kuwait
$ 17,230,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
57 Austria
$ 16,700,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
58 Belgium
$ 15,650,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
59 Serbia
$ 14,220,000,000
2007 est.
60 Turkmenistan
$ 13,910,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
61 Croatia
$ 12,960,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
62 Portugal
$ 11,950,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
63 Oman
$ 11,580,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
64 New Zealand
$ 11,150,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
65 Uzbekistan
$ 10,150,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
66 Qatar
$ 9,998,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
67 Trinidad and Tobago
$ 9,496,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
68 Botswana
$ 9,119,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
69 Pakistan
$ 8,903,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
70 Tunisia
$ 8,853,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
71 Jordan
$ 8,713,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
72 Finland
$ 8,346,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
73 Yemen
$ 8,157,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
74 Bolivia
$ 7,722,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
75 Slovenia
$ 7,570,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
76 Syria
$ 6,765,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
77 Azerbaijan
$ 6,467,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
78 Lithuania
$ 6,441,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
79 Uruguay
$ 6,360,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
80 Bangladesh
$ 5,789,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
81 Latvia
$ 5,248,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
82 Ecuador
$ 4,473,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
83 Guatemala
$ 4,471,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
84 Equatorial Guinea
$ 4,431,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
85 Cuba
$ 3,947,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
86 Congo, Republic of the
$ 3,873,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
87 Estonia
$ 3,857,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
88 Bahrain
$ 3,803,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
89 Costa Rica
$ 3,799,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
90 Bosnia and Herzegovina
$ 3,516,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
91 Greece
$ 3,473,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
92 Burma
$ 3,412,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
93 Albania
$ 3,188,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
94 Cameroon
$ 3,091,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
95 Tanzania
$ 2,915,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
96 Kenya
$ 2,879,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
97 Paraguay
$ 2,845,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
98 Belarus
$ 2,687,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
99 Cambodia
$ 2,641,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
100 El Salvador
$ 2,545,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
101 Iceland
$ 2,500,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
102 Honduras
$ 2,469,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
103 Panama
$ 2,443,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
104 Uganda
$ 2,301,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
105 Sri Lanka
$ 2,300,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
106 Dominican Republic
$ 2,288,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
107 Macedonia
$ 2,109,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
108 Ghana
$ 2,000,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
109 Papua New Guinea
$ 1,987,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
110 Gabon
$ 1,925,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
111 Mauritius
$ 1,785,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
112 Jamaica
$ 1,770,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
113 Cote d'Ivoire
$ 1,715,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
114 Moldova
$ 1,672,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
115 Mozambique
$ 1,606,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
116 Senegal
$ 1,601,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
117 Georgia
$ 1,480,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
118 Armenia
$ 1,405,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
119 Sudan
$ 1,399,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
120 Chad
$ 1,347,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
121 Namibia
$ 1,293,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
122 Benin
$ 1,236,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
123 Kyrgyzstan
$ 1,225,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
124 Nicaragua
$ 1,141,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
125 Zambia
$ 1,096,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
126 Ireland
$ 1,023,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
127 Cyprus
$ 1,003,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
128 Lesotho
$ 994,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
129 Madagascar
$ 982,300,000
31 December 2008 est.
130 Ethiopia
$ 870,500,000
31 December 2008 est.
131 Laos
$ 803,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
132 Swaziland
$ 730,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
133 Haiti
$ 708,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
134 Burkina Faso
$ 637,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
135 Barbados
$ 620,000,000
2007
136 Rwanda
$ 596,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
137 Togo
$ 473,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
138 Luxembourg
$ 398,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
139 Malta
$ 373,400,000
31 December 2008 est.
140 Guyana
$ 355,900,000
31 December 2008 est.
141 Burundi
$ 266,700,000
31 December 2008 est.
142 Suriname
$ 263,300,000
2006
143 Cape Verde
$ 258,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
144 Tajikistan
$ 257,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
145 Malawi
$ 185,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
146 Belize
$ 166,200,000
31 December 2008 est.
147 Gambia, The
$ 140,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
148 Zimbabwe
$ 96,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
149 Guinea
$ 93,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
150 Seychelles
$ 74,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
151 Samoa
$ 70,150,000
FY03/04
152 Sao Tome and Principe
$ 43,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
153 Tonga
$ 40,830,000
yearend, FY04/05
154 Vanuatu
$ 40,540,000
2003
155 Eritrea
$ 24,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
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