Foreign Exchange Reserves and Gold Reserves

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Countries Included: All world countries, economic regions, geographical regions
Years Covered: From 1993 to 2014
Indicators: Over 50 indicators from our database of 1,000 are currently display by Econ Stats
Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International
Last Updated: 17th March 2015

Depending on the balance of payments or trade surplus (more exports than imports) or deficits (more imports than exports), as defined in Trade Statistics, a country is either growing its foreign exchange reserves (which will help it to defend its currency through purchases of foreign currency), or has shrinking reserves, which may leave it exposed to external influences. This is true for all countries except the US, since the US Dollar is the world's reserve currency. With fears that the US dollar is being undervalued by large budget deficits in America, central banks are tending to stockpile gold reserves as a fallback and hedge against inflation.

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