Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 7.35 USD bil in 2017 in Kenya, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.25 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Kenya reached an all time high of 7.91 USD bil in 2014 and an all time low of 0.020 USD bil in 1965. When compared to Kenya's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Ethiopia amounted to 3.04 USD bil, 5.89 USD bil in Tanzania and 3.72 USD bil in Uganda in 2017.
Kenya has been ranked 71st within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 16 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.