Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 10.2 USD bil in 2017 in Portugal, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 6.84 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Portugal reached an all time high of 20.6 USD bil in 1991 and an all time low of 0.176 USD bil in 1976. When compared to Portugal's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in France amounted to 54.8 USD bil, 4.16 USD bil in Ireland, 25.3 USD bil in Morocco and 57.7 USD bil in Spain in 2017.
Portugal has been ranked 63rd within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 54 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.