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Balance of Payments » Reserves - Total reserves including gold in current prices

(US dollars)

China is the top country by total reserves (includes gold) in the world. As of 2016, total reserves (includes gold) in China was 3,097,658 million US dollars that accounts for 26.87 % of the world's total reserves (includes gold). The top 5 countries (others are Japan, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, and the United States of America) account for 51.59 % of it. The world's total total reserves (includes gold) was estimated at 11,526,822 million US dollars in 2016.

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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.