Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 1.21 USD bil in 2017 in Bhutan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 7 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Bhutan reached an all time high of 1.25 USD bil in 2014 and an all time low of 0.035 USD bil in 1983. When compared to Bhutan's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Bangladesh amounted to 32.8 USD bil, 3,159 USD bil in China, 389 USD bil in India and 9.17 USD bil in Nepal in 2017.
Bhutan has been ranked 117th within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 18 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.