Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 3.51 USD bil in 2017 in El Salvador, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 10.1 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in El Salvador reached an all time high of 3.51 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 0.003 USD bil in 1960. When compared to El Salvador's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Costa Rica amounted to 7.15 USD bil, 11.5 USD bil in Guatemala, 4.68 USD bil in Honduras and 2.76 USD bil in Nicaragua in 2017.
El Salvador has been ranked 92nd within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 8 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.