Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 3,159 USD bil in 2017 in China, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.26 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in China reached an all time high of 3,859 USD bil in 2014 and an all time low of 1.56 USD bil in 1978. When compared to China's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in India amounted to 389 USD bil, 1,232 USD bil in Japan, 356 USD bil in Russia and 112 USD bil in USA in 2017.
China has been ranked 1st within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 1 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.