Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 7.49 USD bil in 2017 in Botswana, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.2 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Botswana reached an all time high of 9.79 USD bil in 2007 and an all time low of 0.072 USD bil in 1976. When compared to Botswana's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Namibia amounted to 2.43 USD bil, 45.5 USD bil in South Africa, 2.08 USD bil in Zambia and 0.292 USD bil in Zimbabwe in 2017.
Botswana has been ranked 70th within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 6 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.