Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 356 USD bil in 2017 in Russia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 12.1 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Russia reached an all time high of 487 USD bil in 2012 and an all time low of 3.98 USD bil in 1994. When compared to Russia's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in China amounted to 3,159 USD bil, 59.4 USD bil in Germany, 1,232 USD bil in Japan and 112 USD bil in USA in 2017.
Russia has been ranked 8th within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 4 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.