Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 16.7 USD bil in 2017 in Belgium, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 10.4 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Belgium reached an all time high of 18.6 USD bil in 2012 and an all time low of 0.336 USD bil in 1960. When compared to Belgium's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in France amounted to 54.8 USD bil, 59.4 USD bil in Germany, 0.785 USD bil in Luxembourg and 12.9 USD bil in Netherlands in 2017.
Belgium has been ranked 54th within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 8 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.