Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 768 USD bil in 2017 in Switzerland, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 19.8 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Switzerland reached an all time high of 768 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 0.139 USD bil in 1960. When compared to Switzerland's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Austria amounted to 9.89 USD bil, 54.8 USD bil in France, 59.4 USD bil in Germany and 48.9 USD bil in Italy in 2017.
Switzerland has been ranked 3rd within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 23 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.