Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 0.887 USD bil in 2017 in Rwanda, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 10.1 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Rwanda reached an all time high of 1.01 USD bil in 2009 and an all time low of 0.003 USD bil in 1969. When compared to Rwanda's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Burundi amounted to 0.096 USD bil, 5.89 USD bil in Tanzania, 3.72 USD bil in Uganda and 0.695 USD bil in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2017.
Rwanda has been ranked 122nd within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 10 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.