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Balance of Payments » Capital & financial account - Changes in net reserves in current prices

(US dollars)

Switzerland is the top country by changes in net reserves in the world. As of 2016, changes in net reserves in Switzerland was 78,220 million US dollars that accounts for -27.33 % of the world's changes in net reserves. The top 5 countries (others are Czech Republic, Poland, Indonesia, and Portugal) account for -51.03 % of it. The world's total changes in net reserves was estimated at -286,207 million US dollars in 2016.

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Changes in net reserves is the net change in a country's holdings of international reserves resulting from transactions on the current, capital, and financial accounts. Reserve assets are those external assets that are readily available to and controlled by monetary authorities for meeting balance of payments financing needs, and include holdings of monetary gold, special drawing rights (SDRs), reserve position in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and other reserve assets. Also included are net credit and loans from the IMF (excluding reserve position) and total exceptional financing. Data are in current U.S. dollars.