Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 19.5 USD bil in 2010 in Syria, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 11.9 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Syria reached an all time high of 19.5 USD bil in 2010 and an all time low of 0.002 USD bil in 1961. When compared to Syria's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Iraq amounted to 50.4 USD bil, 13.1 USD bil in Jordan, 31.5 USD bil in Lebanon and 80.7 USD bil in Turkey in 2010.
Syria has been ranked 52nd within the group of 168 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 91 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.