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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.


Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold data through 2015. Some nations are not included in this list due to lack of available official numbers. The values below are displayed in USD ($).


1
3,217,000,000,000
2
1,261,000,000,000
3
660,100,000,000
4
545,500,000,000
5
425,300,000,000
6
377,800,000,000
7
374,700,000,000
8
370,700,000,000
9
359,400,000,000
10
262,000,000,000
11
204,100,000,000
12
192,800,000,000
13
155,700,000,000
14
148,600,000,000
15
143,500,000,000
16
142,200,000,000
17
130,100,000,000
18
118,300,000,000
19
107,700,000,000
20
103,400,000,000
21
102,500,000,000
22
94,750,000,000
23
93,950,000,000
24
91,610,000,000
25
89,860,000,000
26
80,740,000,000
27
79,920,000,000
28
74,700,000,000
29
73,500,000,000
30
66,810,000,000
31
64,800,000,000
32
62,500,000,000
33
61,630,000,000
34
58,990,000,000
35
57,070,000,000
36
55,000,000,000
37
50,350,000,000
38
49,610,000,000
39
45,020,000,000
40
44,280,000,000
41
42,920,000,000
42
42,770,000,000
43
39,600,000,000
44
39,390,000,000
45
38,910,000,000
46
37,330,000,000
47
31,430,000,000
48
29,310,000,000
49
28,760,000,000
50
28,220,000,000
51
25,580,000,000
52
25,400,000,000
53
24,940,000,000
54
22,750,000,000
55
22,640,000,000
56
21,350,000,000
57
19,620,000,000
58
18,460,000,000
59
17,840,000,000
60
17,480,000,000
61
17,300,000,000
62
17,220,000,000
63
17,050,000,000
64
15,720,000,000
65
15,410,000,000
66
15,000,000,000
67
14,890,000,000
68
14,680,000,000
69
13,940,000,000
70
11,680,000,000
71
11,600,000,000
72
11,100,000,000
73
9,417,000,000
74
8,728,000,000
75
8,513,000,000
76
7,507,000,000
77
7,473,000,000
78
7,356,000,000
79
7,225,000,000
80
7,091,000,000
81
7,065,000,000
82
7,028,000,000
83
6,433,000,000
84
6,034,000,000
85
6,000,000,000
86
6,000,000,000
87
5,617,000,000
88
5,051,000,000
89
4,882,000,000
90
4,625,000,000
91
4,410,000,000
92
4,407,000,000
93
4,182,000,000
94
4,128,000,000
95
4,021,000,000
96
3,681,000,000
97
3,589,000,000
98
3,543,000,000
99
3,128,000,000
100
3,074,000,000
101
2,852,000,000
102
2,798,000,000
103
2,716,000,000
104
2,660,000,000
105
2,528,000,000
106
2,510,000,000
107
2,422,000,000
108
2,320,000,000
109
2,309,000,000
110
1,916,000,000
111
1,825,000,000
112
1,443,000,000
113
1,209,000,000
114
1,135,000,000
115
1,111,000,000
116
976,300,000
117
967,600,000
118
962,900,000
119
961,800,000
120
903,000,000
121
509,800,000
122
457,000,000
123
430,300,000
124
172,400,000
125
150,000,000
126
100,000,000

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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