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Countries with most foreign exchange reserves in the world

Last updated on: March 2, 2012 08:29 IST
A view of Beijing.

Foreign exchange held by a nation is one way to measure a country's economic power.

Here we take a look at countries that have most foreign exchange reserves.

NOTE: The data is as of December, 2011.

China

Foreign exchange reserves: $3,181,100 millions

Global ranking: 1

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Countries with most foreign exchange reserves in the world

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A view of Tokyo.

Japan

Foreign exchange reserves: $1,295,840 millions

Global ranking: 2

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Countries with most foreign exchange reserves in the world

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A view of Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia

Foreign exchange reserves: $541,091 millions

Global ranking: 3

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A view of Moscow.

Russia

Foreign exchange reserves: $505,391 millions

Global ranking: 4

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A view of Taipei.

Taiwan

Foreign exchange reserves: $385,547 millions

Global ranking: 5

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A view of Brasilia.

Brazil

Foreign exchange reserves: $355,075 millions

Global ranking: 6

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Switzerland

Foreign exchange reserves: $340,626 millions

Global ranking: 7

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A view of Seoul.

South Korea

Foreign exchange reserves: $311,340 millions

Global ranking: 8

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A view of New Delhi.

India

Foreign exchange reserves: $296,688 millions

Global ranking: 9

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Hong Kong

Foreign exchange reserves: $285,408 millions

Global ranking: 10

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A view of Singapore.

Singapore

Foreign exchange reserves: $237,737 millions

Global ranking: 11

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A view of Frankfurt.

Germany

Foreign exchange reserves: $238,857 millions

Global ranking: 12

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A view of Algiers.

Algeria

Foreign exchange reserves: $185,900 millions

Global ranking: 13

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A view of Bangkok.

Thailand

Foreign exchange reserves: $176,159 millions

Global ranking: 14

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Italy

Foreign exchange reserves: $173,302 millions

Global ranking: 15

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France

Foreign exchange reserves: $172,206 millions

Global ranking: 16

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A view of Los Angeles.

The United States

Foreign exchange reserves: $149,541 millions

Global ranking: 17

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Mexico

Foreign exchange reserves: $149,209 millions

Global ranking: 18

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Malaysia

Foreign exchange reserves: $133,641 millions

Global ranking: 19

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The United Kingdom

Foreign exchange reserves: $121,926 millions

Global ranking: 20

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Iran

Foreign exchange reserves: $120,000 millions

Global ranking: 21

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Indonesia

Foreign exchange reserves: $110,123 millions

Global ranking: 22

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A view of Warsaw.

Poland

Foreign exchange reserves: $97,866 millions

Global ranking: 23

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Turkey

Foreign exchange reserves: $88,220 millions

Global ranking: 24

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Denmark

Foreign exchange reserves: $85,054 millions

Global ranking: 25

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A view of Manila.

The Philippines

Foreign exchange reserves: $77,043 millions

Global ranking: 26

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A view of Tel Aviv.

Israel

Foreign exchange reserves: $74,735 millions

Global ranking: 27

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A view of Tripoli.

Libya

Foreign exchange reserves: $71,990 millions

Global ranking: 28

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A view of Toronto.

Canada

Foreign exchange reserves: $66,376 millions

Global ranking: 29

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A view of Dubai.

The United Arab Emirates

Foreign exchange reserves: $55,290 millions

Global ranking: 30