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Foreign exchange reserves, billion currency units in Japan

, January 1960 - May 2021: For that indicator, we provide data for Japan from January 1960 to May 2021. The average value for Japan during that period was 385.02 billion U.S. Dollar with a minimum of 1.45 billion U.S. Dollar in January 1960 and a maximum of 1402.48 billion U.S. Dollar in July 2020. Click on the following link to see the values of Foreign exchange reserves, billion currency units around the world.
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Measure: billion U.S. Dollar
Source: Ministry of Finance of Japan

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.
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