Gold Reserves 108

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Gold Reserves

A gold reserve is the gold held by a national central bank, intended as a store of value and as a guarantee to redeem promises to pay depositors, note holders (e.g. paper money), or trading peers, or to secure a currency.

It has been estimated that all the gold mined by the end of 2011 totaled 171,300 tonnes. At a price of US $1,500 per troy ounce, reached on 12 April 2013, one tonne of gold has a value of approximately US $48.2 million. The total value of all gold ever mined would exceed US$ 8.2 trillion at that valuation.

However, there are varying estimates of the total amount of gold mined to date, mainly because gold has been mined for thousands of years around the world. Another reason is that some countries are not particularly open about how much gold they are mining. In addition, it is difficult to account for gold output in illegal mining activities. 

PRIVATELY HELD Gold Reserves (tonnes)Current Value (U.S. dollars)
SPDR Gold Shares672.7 t
$30,819,622,687.00

ETF Securities Gold Funds215.2 t
$9,859,347,112.00

COMEX Gold Trust164.7 t
$7,545,699,207.00

ZKB Physical Gold138.7 t
$6,354,514,147.00

Central Fund of Canada52.7 t $2,414,440,487.00 
Julius Baer Physical Gold Fund49.1 t$2,249,507,171.00 
Sprott Physical Gold Trust38.6 t$1,768,451,666.00 
BullionVault34.2 t$1,566,866,502.00 
ABSA NewGold Exchange Traded Fund26.6 t$1,218,673,946.00 
ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares23.4 t$1,072,066,554.00 
Central GoldTrust21.9 t$1,003,344,339.00 
GoldMoney19.4 t$888,807,314.00 
Totals 1457.2 t$66,761,341,132.00 
COUNTRIES Gold Reserves (tonnes)Current Value (U.S. dollars)
United States8133.5 t$372,634,757,135.00
Germany3381.0 t$154,899,872,610.00
International Monetary Fund2814.0 t$128,922,875,340.00
Italy2451.8 t$112,328,751,158.00
France2435.7 t$111,591,132,717.00
China1797.5 t$82,352,120,975.00
Russia1460.4 t$66,907,948,524.00
Switzerland1040.0 t$47,647,402,400.00
Japan765.2 t$35,057,492,612.00
Netherlands612.5 t$28,061,571,125.00
India557.7 t$25,550,919,537.00
European Central Bank504.8 t$23,127,316,088.00
Turkey479.3 t$21,959,038,433.00 
Republic of China (Taiwan)422.7 t$19,365,920,187.00 
Portugal 382.5 t $17,524,164,825.00 
Saudi Arabia322.9 t$14,793,602,149.00 
United Kingdom310.3 t $14,216,335,543.00  
Lebanon286.8 t$13,139,687,508.00 
 Spain281.6 t$12,901,450,496.00 
Austria280.0 t$12,828,146,800.00 
Venezuela272.9 t $12,502,861,649.00  
Kazakhstan228.3 t $10,459,521,123.00 
 Belgium227.4 t$10,418,287,794.00 
Philippines195.9 t $8,975,121,279.00 
Algeria173.6 t $7,953,451,016.00 
Thailand152.4 t $6,982,177,044.00 
Singapore127.4 t $5,836,806,794.00 
Sweden125.7 t$5,758,921,617.00 
South Africa125.2 t $5,736,014,212.00  
Mexico121.1 t$5,548,173,491.00 
Libya116.6 t $5,342,006,846.00 
Greece112.7 t$5,163,329,087.00 
Bank for International Settlements108.0 t $4,947,999,480.00 
South Korea104.4 t$4,783,066,164.00 
Romania103.7 t $4,750,995,797.00 
Poland102.9 t$4,714,343,949.00 
Iraq89.8 t $4,114,169,938.00 
Australia79.9 t$3,660,603,319.00 
Kuwait79.0 t$3,619,369,990.00 
Indonesia78.1 t$3,578,136,661.00
Totals31445.2 t$1,440,655,863,412.00  

References

The definition of Gold Reserves is from Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_reserve).

Constants

  • Gold Reserve (GoldMoney) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (United States) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Germany) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Germany) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (United States) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (International Monetary Fund) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (International Monetary Fund) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Italy) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Italy) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (France) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (France) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (China) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (China) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Russia) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Switzerland) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Switzerland) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Japan) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Japan) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Netherlands) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Netherlands) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (India) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (India) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (European Central Bank) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (European Central Bank) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Turkey) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Turkey) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Portugal) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Portugal) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Saudi Arabia) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Lebanon) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (United Kingdom) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (United Kingdom) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Lebanon) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Spain) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Spain) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Austria) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Austria) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Venezuela) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Venezuela) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Kazakhstan) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Kazakhstan) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Belgium) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Belgium) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Philippines) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Philippines) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Algeria) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Thailand) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Thailand) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Algeria) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Singapore) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Singapore) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Sweden) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Sweden) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (South Africa) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (South Africa) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Mexico) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Mexico) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Libya) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Libya) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Greece) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Greece) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Bank for International Settlements) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Bank for International Settlements) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (South Korea) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (South Korea) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Romania) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Romania) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Poland) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Poland) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Iraq) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Iraq) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Australia) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Australia) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Kuwait) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Kuwait) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Indonesia) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Indonesia) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (SPDR Gold Shares) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (SPDR Gold Shares) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (ETF Securities Gold Funds) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (ETF Securities Gold Funds) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (COMEX Gold Trust) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (COMEX Gold Trust) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (ZKB Physical Gold) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (ZKB Physical Gold) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Central Fund of Canada) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Central Fund of Canada) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Julius Baer Physical Gold Fund) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Julius Baer Physical Gold Fund) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Sprott Physical Gold Trust) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Sprott Physical Gold Trust) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (BullionVault) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (BullionVault) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (ABSA NewGold Exchange Traded Fund) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (ABSA NewGold Exchange Traded Fund) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Central GoldTrust) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Central GoldTrust) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Privately Held) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Country Total) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Russia) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Republic of China) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Republic of China) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Country Total) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve (Total Privately Held) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (Saudi Arabia) by EmilyB
  • Gold Reserve Value (GoldMoney) by EmilyB