Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 1,232 USD bil in 2017 in Japan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.7 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Japan reached an all time high of 1,258 USD bil in 2011 and an all time low of 1.38 USD bil in 1961. When compared to Japan's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in China amounted to 3,159 USD bil, 356 USD bil in Russia, 384 USD bil in South Korea and 112 USD bil in USA in 2017.
Japan has been ranked 2nd 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.