Oman: Reserves

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 Oman

Foreign exchange reserves including gold, billion USD

 Latest value 17.61
 Year 2022
 Measure billion U.S. dollars
 Data availability 1970 - 2022
 Average 5.78
 Min - Max 0.01 - 20.26
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Oman from 1970 to 2022. The average value for Oman during that period was 5.78 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of 0.01 billion U.S. dollars in 1970 and a maximum of 20.26 billion U.S. dollars in 2016. The latest value from 2022 is 17.61 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
Oman - Reserves - recent values

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Oman - Reserves - historical chart - 1970-2022




The reserves of Oman 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.


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 Terms of trade 96.91 2021 percent
 Trade openness 93.92 2021 percent
 Exports, percent of GDP 52.53 2021 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 46.32 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports 14.19 2021 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 41.39 2021 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 36.50 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 3.24 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 3.72 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities 618.47 2021 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP 5.02 2022 percent
 Current account, in dollars 5.75 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP 11.14 2021 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars 23.38 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 17.61 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 0.03 2022 percent
 Remittances 39.01 1995 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions 787.29 2022 million USD
 Foreign exchange reserves 6.20 9/2023 billion
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