World Official Gold Holdings Ranking – December 2008

World Official Gold Holdings Ranking – December 2008

Gold News Report
January 22, 2009, By: Bill Chiam, GoldTraderAsia.com

The world official gold holdings (December 2008) in tonnes as reported by the World Gold Council

SINGAPORE: World Gold reserves (or gold holdings) are held by central banks as a store of value.

The world gold reserve total 29,697.1 tonnes, or in excess of 29697100 kg, 954798572.48 troy ounces, with total value at today gold price equal to about US$753 Billion dollar.

Singapore gold reserves (or gold holdings) total 127.4 tonnes, or in excess of 127400 kg, 4096067.90 troy ounces, with total value at today gold price equal to about US$32 Billion, or S$48 Billion dollar.

As one metric tonne equals 1,000 kilograms (or 32,150 troy ounces), one tonne of gold equates to a value of US$25 million at January 2009 gold prices (US$861.34/troy ounces).

The world gold reserves as reported by the World Gold Council (December 2008) as shown in the breakdown of individual countries. USA as independent countries, has the largest gold reserves. But in total the Euro Area (incl. ECB) have the largest gold reserves (10,886.8 tonnes as of December 2008).

Note: Value of Metal is calculated as of January 21, 2009. GoldTraderAsia.com takes no responsibility for any misapprehension.

World Official Gold Holdings Ranking:

  • 01. United States – 8,133.5 Tonnes
  • 02. Germany – 3,412.6 Tonnes
  • 03. International Monetary Fund – 3,412.6 Tonnes
  • 04. France – 2,508.8 Tonnes
  • 05. Italy – 2,451.8 Tonnes
  • 06. Switzerland – 1,040.1 Tonnes
  • 07. Japan – 765.2 Tonnes
  • 08. Netherlands – 621.4 Tonnes
  • 09. People’s Republic of China – 600.0 Tonnes
  • 10. European Central Bank – 533.6 Tonnes
  • 11. Russia – 495.9 Tonnes
  • 12. Republic of China (Taiwan) – 422.4 Tonnes
  • 13. Portugal – 382.5 Tonnes
  • 14. India – 357.7 Tonnes
  • 15. Venezuela – 356.4 Tonnes
  • 16. United Kingdom – 310.3 Tonnes
  • 17. Lebanon – 286.8 Tonnes
  • 18. Spain – 281.6 Tonnes
  • 19. Austria – 280.0 Tonnes
  • 20. Belgium – 227.5 Tonnes
  • 21. Algeria – 173.6 Tonnes
  • 22. Libya – 143.8 Tonnes
  • 23. Saudi Arabia – 143.0 Tonnes
  • 24. Sweden – 139.5 Tonnes
  • 25. Philippines – 138.1 Tonnes
  • 26. Singapore – 127.4 Tonnes
  • 27. Bank for International Settlements – 125.0 Tonnes
  • 28. South Africa – 124.4 Tonnes
  • 29. Turkey – 116.1 Tonnes
  • 30. Greece – 112.7 Tonnes
  • 31. Romania – 103.7 Tonnes
  • 32. Poland – 103.0 Tonnes
  • 33. Thailand – 84.0 Tonnes
  • 34. Australia – 79.8 Tonnes
  • 35. Kuwait – 79.0 Tonnes
  • 36. Egypt – 75.6 Tonnes
  • 37. Indonesia – 73.1 Tonnes
  • 38. Kazakhstan – 71.9 Tonnes
  • 39. Denmark – 66.5 Tonnes
  • 40. Pakistan – 65.3 Tonnes
  • 41. Argentina – 54.7 Tonnes
  • 42. Finland – 49.1 Tonnes
  • 43. Bulgaria – 39.8 Tonnes
  • 44. West African Economic and Monetary Union – 36.5 Tonnes
  • 45. Malaysia – 36.4 Tonnes
  • 46. Slovakia – 35.1 Tonnes
  • 47. Peru – 34.7 Tonnes
  • 48. Brazil – 33.6 Tonnes
  • 49. Bolivia – 28.3 Tonnes
  • 50. Ukraine – 26.4 Tonnes
  • 51. Ecuador – 26.3 Tonnes
  • 52. Morocco – 22.0 Tonnes
  • 53. Nigeria – 21.4 Tonnes
  • 54. Belarus – 20.4 Tonnes
  • 55. South Korea – 14.3 Tonnes
  • 56. Cyprus – 13.9 Tonnes
  • 57. Czech Republic – 13.1 Tonnes
  • 58. Netherlands Antilles – 13.1 Tonnes
  • 59. Jordan – 12.7 Tonnes
  • 60. Serbia – 12.5 Tonnes
  • 61. Cambodia – 12.4 Tonnes
  • 62. Qatar – 12.4 Tonnes
  • 63. Laos – 8.1 Tonnes
  • 64. Latvia – 7.7 Tonnes
  • 65. El Salvador – 7.3 Tonnes
  • 66. Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa – 7.1 Tonnes
  • 67. Guatemala – 6.9 Tonnes
  • 68. Colombia – 6.9 Tonnes
  • 69. Macedonia – 6.8 Tonnes
  • 70. Tunisia – 6.8 Tonnes
  • 71. Lithuania – 5.8 Tonnes
  • 72. Ireland – 5.5 Tonnes
  • 73. Sri Lanka – 5.3 Tonnes
  • 74. Mexico – 3.8 Tonnes
  • 75. Bangladesh – 3.5 Tonnes
  • 76. Canada – 3.4 Tonnes
  • 77. Slovenia – 3.2 Tonnes
  • 78.. Aruba – 3.1 Tonnes
  • 79 Hungary – 3.1 Tonnes
  • 80. Mozambique – 3.0 Tonnes
  • 81. Kyrgyzstan – 2.6 Tonnes
  • 82. Luxembourg – 2.3 Tonnes
  • 83. Albania – 2.2 Tonnes
  • 84. Hong Kong – 2.1 Tonnes
  • 85. Tajikistan2.1 Tonnes
  • 86. Iceland 2.0 Tonnes
  • 87. Papua New Guinea – 2.0 Tonnes
  • 88. Mauritius – 1.9 Tonnes
  • 89. Trinidad and Tobago – 1.9 Tonnes
  • 90. Yemen – 1.6 Tonnes
  • 91. Suriname – 1.4 Tonnes
  • 92. Cameroon – 0.9 Tonnes
  • 93. Honduras – 0.7 Tonnes
  • 94. Paraguay – 0.7 Tonnes
  • 95. Dominican Republic – 0.6 Tonnes
  • 96. Gabon – 0.4 Tonnes
  • 97. Mauritania – 0.4 Tonnes
  • 98. Central African Republic – 0.3 Tonnes
  • 99. Chad – 0.3 Tonnes
  • 100. Republic of the Congo – 0.3 Tonnes
  • 101. Uruguay – 0.3 Tonnes
  • 102. Fuji – 0.2 Tonnes
  • 103. Estonia – 0.2 Tonnes
  • 104. Chile – 0.2 Tonnes
  • 105. Malta – 0.2 Tonnes
  • 106. Costa Rica – 0.1 Tonnes



Source by Bill Chiam