FACTOID # 30: If Alaska were its own country, it would be the 26th largest in total area, slightly larger than Iran.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > List of countries by foreign exchange reserves
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold in 2006

Foreign exchange reserves (also called Forex reserves) in a strict sense are only the foreign currency deposits held by central banks and monetary authorities. However, the term foreign exchange reserves in popular usage (such as this list) commonly includes foreign exchange and gold, SDRs and IMF reserve position as this total figure is more readily available, however it is accurately deemed as official reserves or international reserves. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 364 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 728 pixel, file size: 123 KB, MIME type: image/png) The global distribution of reserves of foreign exchange and gold in 2006, in billions of USD. The data was taken from https://www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 364 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 728 pixel, file size: 123 KB, MIME type: image/png) The global distribution of reserves of foreign exchange and gold in 2006, in billions of USD. The data was taken from https://www. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Standard atomic weight 196. ... Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) is a potential claim on the freely usable currencies of International Monetary Fund members. ... The flag of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is the international organization entrusted with overseeing the global financial system by monitoring foreign exchange rates and balance of payments, as well as offering technical and financial assistance when asked. ...


These are assets of the central banks which are held in different reserve currencies such as the dollar, euro, yen and pound, and which are used to back its liabilities, e.g. the local currency issued, and the various bank reserves deposited with the central bank, by the government or financial institutions. Before the end of the gold standard, gold was the preferred reserve. In business and accounting an asset is anything owned which can produce future economic benefit, whether in possession or by right to take possession, by a person or a group acting together, e. ... A reserve currency (or anchor currency) is a currency which is held in significant quantities by many governments and institutions as part of their foreign exchange reserves. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... “EUR” redirects here. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Pound may refer to Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Bank reserves are banks holdings of deposits in accounts with their central bank (for instance the European Central Bank or the Federal Reserve, in the later case called federal funds), plus currency that is physically held in banks vaults (vault cash). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A financial institution acts as an agent that provides financial services for its clients. ... The gold standard is a monetary system in which the standard economic unit of account is a fixed weight of gold. ...


This is a list of countries and territories by foreign exchange reserves in US dollar equivalence. Some nations have multiple monetary authorities, counted separately, such as China, which has three. Exchange rate fluctuations can have significant impact on these numbers. Foreign exchange reserves are the foreign currency deposits held by central banks and monetary authorities. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


List of States by Foreign Exchange Reserves

Rank Country/Monetary Authority Foreign exchange reserves
(millions of USD)
Date of info
 World (sum of all countries) $ 6,188,479 June 2007
 People's Republic of China
(includes Hong Kong and Macau who have different currencies)
$ 1,479,700 June 2007
1 Mainland China
(does not include Hong Kong and Macau central bank holdings)
$ 1,332,600 June 2007
2  Japan $ 913,572 June 2007
Eurozone
(EU member states which have adopted the euro, incl. ECB)
$ 439,342 June 2007
3  Russia $ 417,300 July 2007
4 Republic of China (Taiwan) $ 266,050 June 2007
5 South Korea $ 254,802 July 2007
6  India $ 225,035 July 2007
7  Brazil $ 156,581 August 2007
8  Singapore $ 147,021 July 2007
9  Hong Kong $ 136,300 June 2007
10  Germany $ 114,585 June 2007
11  France $ 98,701 June 2007
12  Malaysia $ 98,395 June 2007
13  United Kingdom $ 95,515 June 2007
14  Italy $ 80,789 June 2007
15  Mexico $ 77,934 June 2007
16  Algeria $ 77,780 December 2006
17  Thailand $ 73,200 July 2007
18  Turkey $ 70,657 June 2007
19  Australia $ 67,084 June 2007
20  United States $ 65,855 June 2007
21  Libya $ 65,419 April 2007
22  Switzerland $ 65,242 June 2007
23  Iran $ 60,012 December 2006
24  Norway $ 56,626 June 2007
European Central Bank
(ECB, reserves not wholly owned by any single EU member)
$ 54,710 June 2007
25  Poland $ 54,441 June 2007
26  Indonesia $ 51,880 July 2007
27  Nigeria $ 43,307 July 2007
28  Argentina $ 43,157 June 2007
29  Canada $ 39,413 June 2007
30  Romania $ 31,902 June 2007
31  Denmark $ 31,329 May 2007
32  Czech Republic $ 31,199 June 2007
33  Sweden $ 29,330 June 2007
34  Egypt $ 29,191 May 2007
35  Israel $ 29,073 June 2007
36  South Africa $ 28,280 June 2007
37  Philippines $ 26,400 June 2007
38  Venezuela $ 26,025 July 2007
39  Ukraine $ 25,914 June 2007
40  United Arab Emirates $ 25,510 2006 est.
41  Saudi Arabia $ 24,959 April 2007
42  Netherlands $ 23,337 June 2007
43  Hungary $ 22,913 June 2007
44  Morocco $ 22,409 June 2007
45  Kazakhstan $ 21,430 June 2007
46  Kuwait $ 20,764 May 2007
47  Peru $ 20,977 June 2007
48  Colombia $ 19,999 June 2007
49  Lebanon $ 19,148 March 2007
50  Chile $ 17,897 June 2007
51  Slovakia $ 17,598 June 2007
52  Spain $ 17,384 June 2007
53  Vietnam $ 16,000 May 2006
54  Pakistan $ 15,758 July 2007
55  Iraq $ 15,650 2006 est.
56  New Zealand $ 15,566 May 2007
57  Austria $ 13,702 June 2007
58  Belgium $ 13,467 May 2007
59  Serbia $ 13,380 July 2007
60  Bulgaria $ 12,920 June 2007
61  Croatia $ 12,715 May 2007
62  Macau $ 10,800 May 2007
63  Portugal $ 9,826 June 2007
64  Yemen $ 8,636 April 2007
65  Botswana $ 7,445 2006 est.
66  Trinidad and Tobago $ 7,254 April 2007
67  Finland $ 7,225 June 2007
68  Tunisia $ 6,835 June 2007
69  Angola $ 6,750 2006 est.
70  Jordan $ 6,392 March 2007
71  Lithuania $ 6,139 June 2007
72 Oman $ 5,752 March 2007
73 Syria $ 5,500 2006 est.
74  Qatar $ 5,474 April 2007
75 Latvia $ 4,928 June 2007
76 Cyprus $ 4,709 April 2007
77 Bangladesh $ 4,439 May 2007
78 Guatemala $ 4,253 May 2007
79 Bolivia $ 3,900 June 2007
80 Sudan $ 3,552 2006 est.
81 Uruguay $ 3,527 May 2007
82 Turkmenistan $ 3,518 2006 est.
83 Equatorial Guinea $ 3,235 2006 est.
84 Malta $ 3,065 2006 est.
85 Uzbekistan $ 2,986 2006 est.
86 Bahrain $ 2,918 2006 est.
87 Greece $ 2,831 June 2007
88 Estonia $ 2,824 June 2007
89 Sri Lanka $ 2,810 2006 est.
90 Honduras $ 2,778 2006 est.
91 Bosnia and Herzegovina $ 2,700 2006 est.
92 Kenya $ 2,680 April 2007
93 Cuba $ 2,618 2006 est.
94 Ecuador $ 2,514 2006 est.
95 Costa Rica $ 2,500 2006 est.
96 Tanzania $ 2,375 2006 est.
97 Belarus $ 2,344 June 2007
98 Iceland $ 2,314 June 2007
99 Jamaica $ 2,150 2006 est.
100 Dominican Republic $ 2,106 2006 est.
101 Ghana $ 2,098 2006 est.
102 El Salvador $ 2,046 April 2007
103 Republic of Macedonia $ 1,845 2006 est.
104 Albania $ 1,812 December 2006
105 Azerbaijan $ 1,800 2006 est.
106 Papua New Guinea $ 1,582 June 2007.
107 Paraguay $ 1,543 2006 est.
108 Cote d'Ivoire $ 1,400 2006 est.
109 Uganda $ 1,400 2006 est.
110 Cambodia $ 1,385 2006 est.
111 Mauritius $ 1,358 2006 est.
112 Mozambique $ 1,353 2006 est.
113 Cameroon $ 1,336 2006 est.
114 Burkina Faso $ 1,328 2006 est.
115 Georgia $ 1300 June 2007
116 Panama $ 1,236 2006 est.
117 Slovenia $ 1,204 May 2007
118 Ethiopia $ 1,186 2006 est.
119 Senegal $ 1,180 2006 est.
120 Armenia $ 1,143 May 2007
121 Zambia $ 1,050 2006 est.
122 Myanmar $ 932 2006 est.
123 Kyrgyzstan $ 893 May 2007
124 Moldova $ 879 June 2007
125 Ireland $ 842 May 2007
126 Gabon $ 835 2006 est.
127 Nicaragua $ 723 2006 est.
128 Benin $ 607 2006 est.
129 Madagascar $ 563 2006 est.
130 Republic of the Congo $ 547 2006 est.
131 Lesotho $ 528 2006 est.
132 Namibia $ 480 2006 est.
133 Rwanda $ 423 2006 est.
134 Chad $ 353 2006 est.
135 Togo $ 334 2006 est.
136 Laos $ 317 2006 est.
137 Guyana $ 295 2006 est.
138 Luxembourg $ 259 May 2007
139 Swaziland $ 228 2006 est.
140 Tajikistan $ 209 2006 est.
141 Malawi $ 176 2006 est.
142 Cape Verde $ 166 2006 est.
143 Zimbabwe $ 140 2006 est.
144 Haiti $ 123 2006 est.
145 Gambia $ 88 2006 est.
146 Burundi $ 88 2006 est.
147 Belize $ 79 2006 est.
148 Samoa $ 70 2004 est.
149 Guinea $ 60 2006 est.
150 Seychelles $ 45 2006 est.
151 Tonga $ 41 2005 est.
152 Vanuatu $ 41 2003 est.
153 Eritrea $ 31 2006 est.
154 Sao Tome and Principe $ 25 2006 est.

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 406 pixel Image in higher resolution (1488 × 755 pixel, file size: 35 KB, MIME type: image/png)A blank map of the world as of 2005, with country outlines, for making country locator maps. ... Antarctica Oceania Africa Asia Europe North America South America Middle East Caribbean Central Asia East Asia North Asia South Asia Southeast Asia SW. Asia Australasia Melanesia Micronesia Polynesia Central America Latin America Northern America Americas C. Africa E. Africa N. Africa Southern Africa W. Africa C. Europe E. Europe N... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links European_flag. ... The Eurozone (also called Euro Area, Eurosystem or Euroland) refers to the European Union member states that have adopted the euro currency union. ... ECB is an abbreviation for: European Central Bank, other important central banks include the FED, BOE and BOJ England and Wales Cricket Board Electronic codebook mode in data encryption using block ciphers Environment Campus Birkenfeld, a university of applied sciences in Birkenfeld, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Anthem National Anthem of the Republic of China Capital (and largest city) Taipei1 Official languages Standard Mandarin (GuóyÇ”) Government Semi-presidential system  -  President Chen Shui-bian  -  Vice President Annette Lu  -  Premier Chang Chun-hsiung Establishment Xinhai Revolution   -  Independence declared October 10, 1911   -  Republic established January 1, 1912   -  Relocated to... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Algeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Libya. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links European_flag. ... Headquarters Frankfurt, Germany Established 1 January 1998 President Jean-Claude Trichet Central Bank of Austria, Belgium, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain Currency Euro -ISO 4217 Code EUR Reserves >€4 billion Base borrowing rate 4. ... ECB is an abbreviation for: European Central Bank, other important central banks include the FED, BOE and BOJ England and Wales Cricket Board Electronic codebook mode in data encryption using block ciphers Environment Campus Birkenfeld, a university of applied sciences in Birkenfeld, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kazakhstan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lebanon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vietnam. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iraq. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian 3 Government Semi-presidential republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 9th century   -  First unified state c. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Macau. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Yemen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Botswana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Angola. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jordan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lithuania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Qatar. ... For an explanation of terms related to Macedonia, see Macedonia (terminology). ...

External links

Source


 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m