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India among 10 countries with most gold reserves

Last updated on: September 18, 2012 19:44 IST

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Global central banks bought 157.5 tonnes of gold in the second quarter, up 63 per cent quarter-over-quarter and up 137.9 per cent year-over-year, according to the World Gold Council.

Let's take a look at which countries have the most gold.

Source: Business Insider

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Image: An employee holds a gold piece, each weighing 100 grams, at the state-owned mining company PT Antam Tbk metal refinery in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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The United States

Official gold holdings: 8,133.5 tonnes

Per cent of foreign reserves in gold: 75.4 per cent

Global rank: 1

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Germany

Official gold holdings: 3,395.5 tonnes

Per cent of foreign reserves in gold: 72.3 per cent

Global rank: 2

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Italy

Official gold holdings: 2,451.8 tonnes

Per cent of foreign reserves in gold: N/A

Global rank: 3

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France

Official gold holdings: 2,435.4 tonnes

Per cent of foreign reserves in gold: 71.7 per cent

Global rank: 4

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China

Official gold holdings: 1,054.1 tonnes

Per cent of foreign reserves in gold: 1.7 per cent

Global rank: 5

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Switzerland

Official gold holdings: 1,040.1 tonnes

Per cent of foreign reserves in gold: 12.1 per cent

Global rank: 6

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Russia

Official gold holdings: 936.6 tonnes

Per cent of foreign reserves in gold: 9.6 per cent

Global rank: 7

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Japan

Official gold holdings: 765.2 tonnes

Per cent of foreign reserves in gold: 3.1 per cent

Global rank: 8

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The Netherlands

Official gold holdings: 612.5 tonnes

Per cent of foreign reserves in gold: 60.7 per cent

Global rank: 9

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India

Official gold holdings: 557.7 tonnes

Per cent of foreign reserves in gold: 9.9 per cent

Global rank: 10


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