Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 2.63 USD bil in 2017 in Bahrain, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 7.73 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Bahrain reached an all time high of 6.05 USD bil in 2014 and an all time low of 0.013 USD bil in 1966. When compared to Bahrain's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Kuwait amounted to 33.6 USD bil, 13.8 USD bil in Qatar and 496 USD bil in Saudi Arabia in 2017.
Bahrain has been ranked 104th within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 25 places behind 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.