Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 40.1 USD bil in 2017 in Romania, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 11 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Romania reached an all time high of 44.8 USD bil in 2013 and an all time low of 0.199 USD bil in 1985. When compared to Romania's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Bulgaria amounted to 26.7 USD bil, 27.9 USD bil in Hungary, 2.80 USD bil in Moldova and 17.7 USD bil in Ukraine in 2017.
Romania has been ranked 40th within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 11 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.