This chart was updated in December 2016 and reports data available at that time. Data are taken from the International Monetary Fund's International Financial Statistics (IFS), December 2016 edition, and other sources where applicable. IFS data are two months in arrears, so holdings are as of October 2016 for most countries, September 2016 or earlier for late reporters. Where the World Gold Council knows of movements that are not reported to the IMF or misprints, changes have been made
The percentage share held in gold of total foreign reserves is calculated by the World Gold Council. The value of gold holdings is calculated using the end of quarter LBMA Gold Price, which is published daily by ICE Benchmark Administration for the value of other reserves are taken from IFS, table ‘Total Reserves minus Gold’.
Global official gold reserve data
We supplement the International Monetary Fund’s monthly statistics with the latest information available from national sources, to provide the most accessible and reliable official gold reserve statistics.
- Latest World Official Gold Reserves
- Changes in World Official Gold Reserves
- Latest sales under the fourth Central Bank Gold Agreement (CBGA4)
- Quarterly times series on World Official Gold Reserves since 2000
- Annual time series on World Official Gold Reserves since 1845