Gold as a part of foreign exchange reserves reached 23.7 USD bil in 2013 in Netherlands, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 27.6 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, gold as a part of foreign exchange reserves in Netherlands reached an all time high of 32.8 USD bil in 2012 and an all time low of 1.48 USD bil in 1960. When compared to Netherlands's main peers, gold as a part of foreign exchange reserves in Belgium amounted to 8.81 USD bil, 2.58 USD bil in Denmark, 131 USD bil in Germany and 12.0 USD bil in United Kingdom in 2013.
Netherlands has been ranked 9th within the group of 110 countries we follow in terms of gold as a part of foreign exchange reserves, 2 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
A gold reserve is the gold held by a central bank or nation intended as a store of value and as a guarantee to redeem promises to pay depositors, note holders, or trading peers, or to secure a currency.