Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 101 USD bil in 2017 in Malaysia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 8.39 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Malaysia reached an all time high of 138 USD bil in 2012 and an all time low of 0.426 USD bil in 1967. When compared to Malaysia's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Cambodia amounted to 11.3 USD bil, 280 USD bil in Singapore, 196 USD bil in Thailand and 49.1 USD bil in Vietnam in 2017.
Malaysia has been ranked 18th within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 6 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.