Foreign Exchange Reserves, Including Gold (USD) rose 11.4% to USD 26,151 bil in Belgium in 2017

Foreign Exchange Reserves, Including Gold (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Belgium | May 17, 2019
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Foreign exchange reserves including gold reached 26,151 USD bil in 2017 in Belgium, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 11.4 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign exchange reserves including gold in Belgium reached an all time high of 30,769 USD bil in 2012 and an all time low of 1,527 USD bil in 1960. When compared to Belgium's main peers, foreign exchange reserves including gold in France amounted to 156,322 USD bil, 199,983 USD bil in Germany, 878 USD bil in Luxembourg and 38,422 USD bil in Netherlands in 2017.

Belgium has been ranked 51st within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves including gold, 5 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, Including Gold (USD) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria USD bil 24,769 27,211 23,317 25,002 22,240
Belgium USD bil 29,114 30,769 26,946 25,444 24,102
Denmark USD bil 84,955 89,698 88,677 75,392 65,185
France USD bil 168,490 184,522 145,161 143,977 138,199
Germany USD bil 234,104 248,856 198,535 193,485 173,731
Italy USD bil 169,872 181,670 145,725 142,757 130,592
Luxembourg USD bil 1,011 991 963 864 771
Netherlands USD bil 50,411 54,816 46,309 43,054 38,214
Poland USD bil 97,712 108,902 106,221 100,452 94,903
Spain USD bil 46,705 50,588 46,335 50,412 53,974
United Kingdom USD bil 109,734 117,157 118,750 124,487 148,109