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Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold by Country


Because war is as much about money as it is about bullets, bombs and missiles - financial health is an important quality to consider.

Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold allow a nation to repay its foreign obligations (debt) while also continue to strengthen their domestic currency. These reserves also play a part in a nation's credit rating on the world markets. Today, it is said that as much as two-thirds of the world's reserves are held in Asia by China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea. For the purposes of the GFP ranking, this plays into the relative financial "health" of nations.

The data presented below is through 2017. Values presented in $USD.

1
National Flag
3,092,000,000,000  
China
CHN
2
National Flag
1,233,000,000,000  
Japan
JPN
3
National Flag
602,700,000,000  
Switzerland
SWI
4
National Flag
553,700,000,000  
Saudi Arabia
SAR
5
National Flag
456,900,000,000  
Taiwan
TAI
6
National Flag
372,700,000,000  
South Korea
SKO
7
National Flag
365,500,000,000  
Russia
RUS
8
National Flag
359,100,000,000  
India
IND
9
National Flag
352,100,000,000  
Brazil
BRA
10
National Flag
249,700,000,000  
Singapore
SIN
11
National Flag
181,400,000,000  
Thailand
THA
12
National Flag
176,400,000,000  
Mexico
MEX
13
National Flag
173,700,000,000  
Germany
GER
14
National Flag
138,200,000,000  
France
FRA
15
National Flag
135,500,000,000  
Iran
IRN
16
National Flag
130,600,000,000  
Italy
ITA
17
National Flag
129,600,000,000  
United Kingdom
UKD
18
National Flag
117,600,000,000  
United States
USA
19
National Flag
115,000,000,000  
Turkey
TUR
20
National Flag
115,000,000,000  
Algeria
ALG
21
National Flag
106,400,000,000  
Indonesia
INO
22
National Flag
97,380,000,000  
Malaysia
MLY
23
National Flag
97,220,000,000  
Israel
ISR
24
National Flag
90,210,000,000  
Poland
POL
25
National Flag
84,930,000,000  
United Arab Emirates
UAE
26
National Flag
82,500,000,000  
Canada
CAN
27
National Flag
79,990,000,000  
Philippines
PHI
28
National Flag
78,620,000,000  
Czech Republic
CZR
29
National Flag
66,810,000,000  
Afghanistan
AFG
30
National Flag
61,800,000,000  
Denmark
DEN
31
National Flag
60,410,000,000  
Peru
PER
32
National Flag
58,110,000,000  
Sweden
SWE
33
National Flag
57,460,000,000  
Norway
NOR
34
National Flag
55,400,000,000  
Libya
LIB
35
National Flag
54,300,000,000  
Australia
AUS
36
National Flag
53,970,000,000  
Spain
SPA
37
National Flag
47,740,000,000  
Lebanon
LEB
38
National Flag
46,080,000,000  
Colombia
COL
39
National Flag
44,600,000,000  
South Africa
SAF
40
National Flag
44,150,000,000  
Iraq
IRQ
41
National Flag
39,860,000,000  
Romania
ROM
42
National Flag
38,210,000,000  
Netherlands
NET
43
National Flag
36,790,000,000  
Chile
CHI
44
National Flag
36,030,000,000  
Qatar
QTR
45
National Flag
34,660,000,000  
Vietnam
VTN
46
National Flag
32,110,000,000  
Argentina
ARG
47
National Flag
31,620,000,000  
Hungary
HUN
48
National Flag
30,100,000,000  
Kazakhstan
KAZ
49
National Flag
29,770,000,000  
Bangladesh
BAN
50
National Flag
28,720,000,000  
Kuwait
KUW
51
National Flag
25,120,000,000  
Bulgaria
BUL
52
National Flag
24,670,000,000  
Morocco
MOR
53
National Flag
24,100,000,000  
Belgium
BEL
54
National Flag
23,470,000,000  
Nigeria
NIG
55
National Flag
22,240,000,000  
Austria
AST
56
National Flag
20,530,000,000  
Pakistan
PAK
57
National Flag
20,430,000,000  
Angola
ANG
58
National Flag
19,400,000,000  
Portugal
POR
59
National Flag
18,550,000,000  
New Zealand
NWZ
60
National Flag
16,010,000,000  
Ukraine
UKR
61
National Flag
15,180,000,000  
Jordan
JOR
62
National Flag
15,060,000,000  
Egypt
EGP
63
National Flag
14,850,000,000  
Uruguay
URU
64
National Flag
14,540,000,000  
Oman
OMA
65
National Flag
14,500,000,000  
Uzbekistan
UZB
66
National Flag
14,460,000,000  
Croatia
CRO
67
National Flag
13,100,000,000  
Cuba
CUB
68
National Flag
11,640,000,000  
Serbia
SER
69
National Flag
11,000,000,000  
Bolivia
BOL
70
National Flag
10,900,000,000  
Turkmenistan
TKM
71
National Flag
10,500,000,000  
Finland
FIN
72
National Flag
10,430,000,000  
Venezuela
VEN
73
National Flag
8,913,000,000  
Myanmar
MYA
74
National Flag
8,803,000,000  
Guatemala
GUA
75
National Flag
8,477,000,000  
Cambodia
CMB
76
National Flag
8,054,000,000  
Nepal
NEP
77
National Flag
7,682,000,000  
Botswana
BOT
78
National Flag
7,507,000,000  
Latvia
LAT
79
National Flag
7,453,000,000  
Azerbaijan
AZR
80
National Flag
7,374,000,000  
Kenya
KEN
81
National Flag
7,060,000,000  
Sri Lanka
SRL
82
National Flag
6,924,000,000  
Dominican Republic
DOM
83
National Flag
6,276,000,000  
Tunisia
TUN
84
National Flag
6,137,000,000  
Ghana
GHA
85
National Flag
6,059,000,000  
Paraguay
PAR
86
National Flag
6,026,000,000  
Greece
GRE
87
National Flag
6,000,000,000  
Mongolia
MON
88
National Flag
6,000,000,000  
North Korea
NKO
89
National Flag
4,952,000,000  
Ivory Coast
IVC
90
National Flag
4,800,000,000  
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
91
National Flag
4,206,000,000  
Belarus
BLR
92
National Flag
4,128,000,000  
Central African Republic
CAR
93
National Flag
3,878,000,000  
Panama
PAN
94
National Flag
3,846,000,000  
Honduras
HON
95
National Flag
3,771,000,000  
Tanzania
TAN
96
National Flag
3,260,000,000  
Bahrain
BAH
97
National Flag
3,213,000,000  
Albania
ALB
98
National Flag
3,201,000,000  
El Salvador
ESL
99
National Flag
3,074,000,000  
Mali
MAL
100
National Flag
2,956,000,000  
Ethiopia
ETH
101
National Flag
2,855,000,000  
Georgia
GEO
102
National Flag
2,851,000,000  
Uganda
UGA
103
National Flag
2,657,000,000  
Slovakia
SLK
104
National Flag
2,576,000,000  
Macedonia
MAC
105
National Flag
2,442,000,000  
Nicaragua
NIC
106
National Flag
2,416,000,000  
Cameroon
CAM
107
National Flag
2,332,750,000  
Sierra Leone
SIE
108
National Flag
2,163,000,000  
Ecuador
ECU
109
National Flag
2,046,000,000  
Zambia
ZAM
110
National Flag
1,989,000,000  
Republic of the Congo
ROC
111
National Flag
1,838,000,000  
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
112
National Flag
1,762,000,000  
Namibia
NAM
113
National Flag
1,697,000,000  
Lithuania
LIT
114
National Flag
1,585,000,000  
Gabon
GAB
115
National Flag
1,541,000,000  
Mozambique
MOZ
116
National Flag
1,512,000,000  
Armenia
ARM
117
National Flag
1,186,150,000  
Mauritania
MAU
118
National Flag
1,024,000,000  
Laos
LAO
119
National Flag
903,000,000  
Niger
NGR
120
National Flag
851,300,000  
Slovenia
SLV
121
National Flag
780,400,000  
Madagascar
MAD
122
National Flag
774,000,000  
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
123
National Flag
639,600,000  
Yemen
YEM
124
National Flag
627,500,000  
Chad
CHD
125
National Flag
504,600,000  
Syria
SYR
126
National Flag
475,500,000  
Estonia
EST
127
National Flag
416,900,000  
Tajikistan
TAJ
128
National Flag
393,000,000  
Suriname
SUR
129
National Flag
326,300,000  
Zimbabwe
ZIM
130
National Flag
167,300,000  
Sudan
SUD
131
National Flag
100,000,000  
South Sudan
SSU
132
National Flag
30,450,000  
Somalia
SOM
133
National Flag
15,000,000  
Bhutan
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