Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 4.35 USD bil in 2016 in Tanzania, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 26.1 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Tanzania reached an all time high of 5.89 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 0.005 USD bil in 1982. When compared to Tanzania's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Kenya amounted to 7.60 USD bil, 2.02 USD bil in Mozambique, 3.10 USD bil in Uganda and 2.35 USD bil in Zambia in 2016.
Tanzania has been ranked 86th within the group of 156 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 7 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.