Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 54.8 USD bil in 2017 in France, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.4 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in France reached an all time high of 56.1 USD bil in 2016 and an all time low of 0.286 USD bil in 1969. When compared to France's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Belgium amounted to 16.7 USD bil, 59.4 USD bil in Germany, 48.9 USD bil in Italy and 57.7 USD bil in Spain in 2017.
France has been ranked 32nd within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 8 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.