Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 0.847 USD bil in 2016 in Laos, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 31.4 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Laos reached an all time high of 1.23 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of < 0.001 USD bil in 1988. When compared to Laos's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Cambodia amounted to 8.39 USD bil, 3,030 USD bil in China, 166 USD bil in Thailand and 36.5 USD bil in Vietnam in 2016.
Laos has been ranked 123rd within the group of 156 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 19 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.