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Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold by Country

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 4/24/2014

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

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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.


Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold data through 2012. Some nations are not included in this list due to lack of available official numbers. The values below are displayed in USD ($).

1
3,341,000,000,000
2
1,268,000,000,000
3
656,900,000,000
4
537,600,000,000
5
531,100,000,000
6
408,500,000,000
7
373,100,000,000
8
327,000,000,000
9
297,800,000,000
10
259,100,000,000
11
248,900,000,000
12
191,600,000,000
13
184,500,000,000
14
181,700,000,000
15
181,600,000,000
16
167,100,000,000
17
150,200,000,000
18
139,700,000,000
19
119,200,000,000
20
118,600,000,000
21
112,800,000,000
22
108,900,000,000
23
105,100,000,000
24
89,700,000,000
25
83,830,000,000
26
75,910,000,000
27
74,060,000,000
28
70,330,000,000
29
68,550,000,000
30
64,170,000,000
31
54,820,000,000
32
52,500,000,000
33
52,230,000,000
34
51,860,000,000
35
50,700,000,000
36
50,590,000,000
37
49,150,000,000
38
47,040,000,000
39
46,710,000,000
40
46,410,000,000
41
44,880,000,000
42
44,670,000,000
43
43,250,000,000
44
41,650,000,000
45
37,000,000,000
46
33,410,000,000
47
33,190,000,000
48
30,770,000,000
49
29,000,000,000
50
28,890,000,000
51
28,280,000,000
52
27,210,000,000
53
26,110,000,000
54
24,550,000,000
55
22,660,000,000
56
20,500,000,000
57
17,580,000,000
58
17,540,000,000
59
16,000,000,000
60
14,930,000,000
61
14,810,000,000
62
14,400,000,000
63
14,400,000,000
64
13,930,000,000
65
13,800,000,000
66
13,600,000,000
67
12,750,000,000
68
11,280,000,000
69
11,080,000,000
70
8,829,000,000
71
8,529,000,000
72
8,360,000,000
73
7,255,000,000
74
7,105,000,000
75
6,158,000,000
76
5,983,000,000
77
5,809,000,000
78
5,712,000,000
79
5,705,000,000
80
5,211,000,000
81
4,994,000,000
82
4,938,000,000
83
4,793,000,000
84
4,339,000,000
85
4,053,000,000
86
3,431,000,000
87
3,272,000,000
88
3,167,000,000
89
3,042,000,000
90
2,873,000,000
91
2,770,000,000
92
2,519,000,000
93
2,483,000,000
94
2,466,000,000
95
1,887,000,000
96
1,633,000,000
97
1,191,000,000
98
951,900,000
99
796,900,000
100
575,600,000
101
300,700,000
102
192,600,000

Partial Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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