United Arab Emirates: Reserves

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 United Arab Emirates

Foreign exchange reserves including gold, billion USD

 Latest value 138.43
 Year 2022
 Measure billion U.S. dollars
 Data availability 1973 - 2022
 Average 30
 Min - Max 0.09 - 138.43
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for the United Arab Emirates from 1973 to 2022. The average value for the United Arab Emirates during that period was 30 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of 0.09 billion U.S. dollars in 1973 and a maximum of 138.43 billion U.S. dollars in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 138.43 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
United Arab Emirates - Reserves - recent values

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United Arab Emirates - Reserves - historical chart - 1973-2022




The reserves of the United Arab Emirates 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 117.37 2021 percent
 Trade openness 166.57 2020 percent
 Exports, percent of GDP 95.93 2020 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 335.24 2020 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports -7.02 2020 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 70.65 2020 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 246.89 2020 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 4.48 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 22.74 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Current account, percent of GDP 11.55 2021 percent
 Trade balance, percent of GDP 25.28 2020 percent
 Reserves 138.43 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign exchange reserves 598.35 9/2023 billion
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