Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 0.260 USD bil in 2015 in Burkina Faso, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 12.5 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Burkina Faso reached an all time high of 1.30 USD bil in 2009 and an all time low of 0.014 USD bil in 1964. When compared to Burkina Faso's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Ghana amounted to 5.44 USD bil, 4.72 USD bil in Ivory Coast, 0.624 USD bil in Mali and 1.04 USD bil in Niger in 2015.
Burkina Faso has been ranked 158th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 26 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.