Foreign Exchange Reserves, Including Gold (Months of Imports) rose 19.6% to 6.28 months in Guatemala in 2017

Foreign Exchange Reserves, Including Gold (Months of Imports) (months)
Economy | Guatemala | May 17, 2019
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Foreign exchange reserves, including gold in terms of months of imports reached 6.28 months in 2017 in Guatemala, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 19.6 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign exchange reserves, including gold in terms of months of imports in Guatemala reached an all time high of 6.28 months in 2017 and an all time low of 1.96 months in 1981. When compared to Guatemala's main peers, foreign exchange reserves, including gold in terms of months of imports in Belize amounted to 3.00 months, 3.30 months in El Salvador, 4.53 months in Honduras and 4.09 months in Nicaragua in 2017.

Guatemala has been ranked 40th within the group of 143 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves, including gold in terms of months of imports, 57 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

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.

Foreign Exchange Reserves, Including Gold (Months of Imports) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Belize months 2.70 3.02 4.00 4.49 4.08
Costa Rica months 3.36 4.51 4.66 4.37 4.74
El Salvador months 2.75 3.33 2.70 2.65 2.75
Guatemala months 3.72 4.03 4.23 3.99 4.33
Honduras months 3.08 2.62 3.15 3.51 3.82
Mexico months 4.35 4.57 4.67 4.92 4.57
Nicaragua months 3.33 3.03 3.17 3.57 3.84
USA months 2.00 2.08 1.61 1.50 1.37