Total international reserves including gold in current prices

(US dollars)

In 2017, international reserves in South Africa was 50,722 million US dollars. In the ranking by international reserves including 141 countries, South Africa has the 35th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Argentina and the Viet Nam. Compared to China which at the top of the ranking with international reserves of 3,235,681 million US dollars in 2017, South Africa has 98.43 % percent lower international reserves.

The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›

According to the IMF definition, international reserves consist of the sum of the country’s foreign exchange, its reserve position in the IMF, its monetary gold reserves, and the United States dollar value of SDR holdings by its monetary authorities. (SDR - special drawing rights). US Dollars at current prices and current exchange rates in millions