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Foreign exchange reserves including gold, billion USD, 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 27 countries was 15.41 billion U.S. dollars.The highest value was in Libya: 82.26 billion U.S. dollars and the lowest value was in Burundi: 0.27 billion U.S. dollars. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: billion U.S. dollars; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Reserves, 2021 Global rank Available data
Libya 82.26 1 1960 - 2021
Mozambique 67.51 2 1984 - 2021
South Africa 57.6 3 1960 - 2021
Algeria 56.21 4 1960 - 2021
Egypt 39.82 5 1960 - 2021
Morocco 35.65 6 1960 - 2021
Angola 14.47 7 1995 - 2021
Ghana 9.92 8 1960 - 2021
Kenya 9.49 9 1965 - 2021
Tunisia 8.85 10 1960 - 2021
Mauritius 8.56 11 1960 - 2021
Botswana 4.8 12 1976 - 2021
DR Congo 3.47 13 1960 - 2021
Namibia 2.76 14 1992 - 2021
Zambia 2.75 15 1965 - 2021
Madagascar 2.33 16 1962 - 2021
Mauritania 2.04 17 1962 - 2021
Rwanda 1.89 18 1964 - 2021
Sierra Leone 0.95 19 1960 - 2021
Zimbabwe 0.84 20 1966 - 2021
Cape Verde 0.77 21 1976 - 2021
Seychelles 0.7 22 1973 - 2021
Gambia 0.65 23 1964 - 2021
Djibouti 0.59 24 1984 - 2021
Swaziland 0.57 25 1974 - 2021
Comoros 0.33 26 1980 - 2021
Burundi 0.27 27 1964 - 2021

Economic outlook around the world

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.
82.26
67.51
57.60
56.21
39.82
35.65
14.47
9.92
9.49
8.85
8.56
4.80
3.47
2.76
2.75
2.33
2.04
1.89
0.95
0.84
0.77
0.70
0.65
0.59
0.57
0.33
0.27
0
20.6
41.1
61.7
82.26
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