Hong Kong: Reserves

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 Hong Kong

Foreign exchange reserves including gold, billion USD

 Latest value 424.03
 Year 2022
 Measure billion U.S. dollars
 Data availability 1990 - 2022
 Average 211.09
 Min - Max 24.66 - 496.86
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Hong Kong from 1990 to 2022. The average value for Hong Kong during that period was 211.09 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of 24.66 billion U.S. dollars in 1990 and a maximum of 496.86 billion U.S. dollars in 2021. The latest value from 2022 is 424.03 billion U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 145 countries is 96.00 billion U.S. dollars. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Hong Kong - Reserves - recent values

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Hong Kong - Reserves - historical chart - 1990-2022




The reserves of Hong Kong and other countries include their holdings of foreign currencies and gold. These are the reserves of the central bank and the treasury of the country, not the private sector.

When countries export products or attract investment from other countries, they receive foreign currencies. They use some of these currencies to buy imports and to invest in other countries. The rest is held in reserves and some of the reserves may be converted to gold.
Definition: Total reserves comprise holdings of monetary gold, special drawing rights, reserves of IMF members held by the IMF, and holdings of foreign exchange under the control of monetary authorities. The gold component of these reserves is valued at year-end (December 31) London prices. Data are in current U.S. dollars.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Terms of trade 100.31 2021 percent
 Trade openness 383.79 2022 percent
 Exports, percent of GDP 193.86 2022 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 697.59 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports -12.61 2022 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 189.93 2022 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 683.44 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 33.61 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 120.95 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities 5,488.90 2022 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP 10.50 2022 percent
 Current account, in dollars 37.91 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP 3.93 2022 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars 14.17 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 424.03 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 0.12 2022 percent
 Net errors and omissions -934.39 2022 million USD
 Foreign exchange reserves 415.71 9/2023 billion
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