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Foreign Exchange Reserves, Gold (USD) in USA

Source: World Bank, Helgi Library
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2014

Gold as a part of foreign exchange reserves reached 315 USD bil in 2013 in USA, 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 USA reached an all time high of 435 USD bil in 2012 and an all time low of 11.8 USD bil in 1970. When compared to USA's main peers, gold as a part of foreign exchange reserves in Canada amounted to 0.116 USD bil, 40.8 USD bil in China, 29.6 USD bil in Japan and 4.77 USD bil in Mexico in 2013.

USA has been ranked 1st within the group of 110 countries we follow in terms of gold as a part of foreign exchange reserves, 1 places above 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.

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