Belgium: Foreign exchange reserves

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 Belgium

Foreign exchange reserves, billion currency units

 Latest value 37.02
 Reference December 2023
 Measure billion Euro
 Data availability January 2013 - December 2023
 Average 26.43
 Min - Max 19.53 - 39.68
 Source National Bank of Belgium
For that indicator, we provide data for Belgium from January 2013 to December 2023. The average value for Belgium during that period was 26.43 billion Euro with a minimum of 19.53 billion Euro in December 2013 and a maximum of 39.68 billion Euro in September 2022. Click on the following link to see the values of Foreign exchange reserves, billion currency units around the world.
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Belgium - Foreign exchange reserves - recent values

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Belgium - Foreign exchange reserves - historical chart - 2013-2023
Measure: billion Euro
Source: National Bank of Belgium


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Definition: Foreign exchange reserves consist of foreign currency, deposits denominated in foreign currency, Monetary Gold, Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) and Reserve position in the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Foreign exchange reserves are held by monetary authorities to finance trade imbalances, check the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations and address other issues under the purview of the central bank.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Terms of trade 99.39 2021 percent
 Trade openness 193.09 2022 percent
 Financial openness 2.299 2021 index points
 Exports, percent of GDP 95.73 2022 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 558.53 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports 4.92 2022 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 97.36 2022 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 568.04 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 2.14 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 9.79 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities -17.25 2022 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP -1.00 2023 percent
 Current account, in dollars -5.30 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP -1.63 2022 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars -8.90 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 41.27 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 2.30 2022 percent
 Remittances 13,437.74 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions -1,014.21 2022 million USD
 Foreign exchange reserves 36.48 9/2023 billion
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