Foreign Exchange Reserves, Excluding Gold (USD) rose 35.501229994208% to USD 7.03 bil in Sri Lanka in 2017

Foreign Exchange Reserves, Excluding Gold (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Sri Lanka | February 1, 2019
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Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 7.03 USD bil in 2017 in Sri Lanka, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 35.5 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Sri Lanka reached an all time high of 7.32 USD bil in 2014 and an all time low of 0.040 USD bil in 1969. When compared to Sri Lanka's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in India amounted to 389 USD bil, 101 USD bil in Malaysia, 0.597 USD bil in Maldives and 4.91 USD bil in Myanmar in 2017.

Sri Lanka has been ranked 74th within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 12 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

FX reserves in a strict sense are "only" the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by central banks and monetary authorities.

Foreign Exchange Reserves, Excluding Gold (USD) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bangladesh USD bil 8.51 12.0 17.6 21.8 27.0
Cambodia USD bil 3.45 4.27 4.52 5.63 6.88
China USD bil 3,203 3,331 3,840 3,859 3,345
India USD bil 271 271 276 303 334
Indonesia USD bil 107 109 96.4 109 103
Laos USD bil 0.741 0.799 0.722 0.875 1.04
Malaysia USD bil 132 138 133 115 94.0
Maldives USD bil 0.349 0.318 0.382 0.627 0.576
Myanmar USD bil 7.00 6.96 8.55 4.23 4.35
Pakistan USD bil 14.5 10.2 5.16 11.8 17.8
Singapore USD bil 238 259 273 257 248
Sri Lanka USD bil 6.25 6.38 6.61 7.32 6.54
Thailand USD bil 167 173 161 151 151
Vietnam USD bil 13.5 25.6 25.9 34.2 28.3