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Balance of Payments » Reserves - Total reserves in months of imports

(months of imports)

Saudi Arabia is the top country by total reserves (months of imports) in the world. As of 2016, total reserves (months of imports) in Saudi Arabia was 32.29 months of imports. The top 5 countries also includes Japan, Brazil, Switzerland, and China.

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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.