Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 4.16 USD bil in 2017 in Ireland, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 23.6 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Ireland reached an all time high of 9.40 USD bil in 1998 and an all time low of 0.306 USD bil in 1960. When compared to Ireland's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Canada amounted to 86.7 USD bil, 54.8 USD bil in France, 6.48 USD bil in Iceland and 138 USD bil in United Kingdom in 2017.
Ireland has been ranked 88th within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 45 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.