Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 7.15 USD bil in 2017 in Costa Rica, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 5.6 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Costa Rica reached an all time high of 7.83 USD bil in 2015 and an all time low of 0.004 USD bil in 1961. When compared to Costa Rica's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Guatemala amounted to 11.5 USD bil, 4.68 USD bil in Honduras, 2.76 USD bil in Nicaragua and 2.70 USD bil in Panama in 2017.
Costa Rica has been ranked 73rd within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 9 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.