Foreign exchange reserves including gold reached 26,151 USD bil in 2017 in Belgium, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 11.4 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves including gold in Belgium reached an all time high of 30,769 USD bil in 2012 and an all time low of 1,527 USD bil in 1960. When compared to Belgium's main peers, foreign exchange reserves including gold in France amounted to 156,322 USD bil, 199,983 USD bil in Germany, 878 USD bil in Luxembourg and 38,422 USD bil in Netherlands in 2017.
Belgium has been ranked 51st within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves including gold, 5 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.