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World Official Gold Holdings as of January 2012

World Official Gold Holdings as of January 2012

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Tonnes% ofreserves**Tonnes% ofreserves**
1United States8,133.576.9%51Brazil33.60.5%2Germany3,396.374.2%52Slovakia31.868.3%3IMF2,814.1
1)
53Ukraine27.94.8%4Italy2,451.873.9%54Ecuador26.336.0%5France2,435.473.7%55Syria25.88.0%6China1,054.11.8%56Morocco22.15.7%7Switzerland1,040.116.8%57Nigeria21.43.0%8Russia873.69.6%58Serbia14.35.1%9Japan765.23.3%59Cyprus13.959.6%10Netherlands612.563.0%60Bangladesh13.58.6%11India557.710.0%61Jordan12.85.6%12ECB502.134.8%62Czech Republic12.51.7%13Taiwan422.46.1%63Cambodia12.417.3%14Portugal382.589.8%64Qatar12.44.5%15Venezuela372.971.1%65Sri Lanka11.68.7%16Saudi Arabia322.93.3%66Colombia10.41.8%17United Kingdom310.318.0%67Latvia7.76.3%18Lebanon286.832.5%68El Salvador7.315.1%19Spain281.635.5%69Guatemala6.96.4%20Austria280.058.3%70Macedonia6.915.6%21Belgium227.541.8%71Tunisia6.74.7%22Turkey
7)
179.110.6%72Ireland6.019.3%23Algeria173.65.1%73Iraq5.90.6%
WORLD OFFICIAL GOLD HOLDINGS
International Financial Statistics, January 2012*
24Thailand152.44.8%74Lithuania5.84.0%25Libya143.8
1)
75Bahrain4.7
1)
26Philippines143.310.6%76Tajikistan4.7
1)
27Singapore127.43.0%77Mauritius4.08.2%28Sweden125.713.9%78Canada3.40.3%29South Africa125.014.0%79Slovenia3.217.8%30BIS
2)
119.0
1)
80Aruba3.125.0%31Greece111.683.0%81Hungary3.10.4%32Mexico106.24.0%82Kyrgyz Republic2.68.1%33Romania103.712.1%83Mozambique2.35.2%34Poland102.95.8%84Mongolia2.35.2%35Australia79.910.0%85Luxembourg2.211.3%36Kuwait79.014.3%86Suriname2.213.3%37Egypt75.616.8%87Hong Kong2.10.0%38Kazakhstan73.612.8%88Bosnia and Herzegovina2.02.6%39Indonesia73.13.6%89Iceland2.01.3%40Denmark66.54.0%90Papua New Guinea2.02.9%41Pakistan64.419.5%91Trinidad and Tobago1.91.1%42Argentina54.76.7%92Albania1.63.4%43Korea54.40.7%93Yemen1.61.8%44Bolivia49.322.5%94Honduras0.71.5%45Finland49.125.3%95Paraguay0.70.8%46Bulgaria39.912.6%96Dominican Republic0.61.1%47Belarus
4)
39.625.0%97Malawi0.49.0%48WAEMU
3)
36.513.1%98Mauritania0.44.7%49Malaysia36.41.5%99Malta0.33.7%50Peru34.74.0%100Uruguay0.30.1%
 
OtherTonnes% ofreserves**
World30,788.9
1)
Euro Area (incl. ECB)10,788.066.0%CBGA 3 signatories
6)
11,953.851.0%
WORLD OFFICIAL GOLD HOLDINGS
International Financial Statistics, January 2012*
NOTES* This table was updated in
January 2012
and reports data available at that time. Data aretaken from the International Monetary Fund's International Financial Statistics (IFS),
December2011
edition, and other sources where applicable. IFS data are two months in arrears, soholdings are as of
November 2011
for most countries,
October 2011
or earlier for late reporters.The table does not list all gold holders: countries which have not reported their gold holdings tothe IMF in the last six months are not included, while other countries are known to hold gold butthey do not report their holdings publicly. Where the WGC knows of movements that are notreported to the IMF or misprints, changes have been made.**The percentage share held in gold of total foreign reserves, as calculated by the World GoldCouncil. The value of gold holdings is calculated using the end of month London pm fix goldprice published daily by the LBMA. In
November
the end of month gold price was
$1746.
Datafor the value of other reserves are taken from IFS, table ‘Total Reserves minus Gold’.1. BIS and IMF balance sheets do not allow this percentage to be calculated. In the case of anycountries, up to date data for other reserves are not available.2. BIS data are updated each year from the BIS’s annual report to reflect the Bank’s goldinvestment assets excluding any gold held in connection with swap operations, under which theBank exchanges currencies for physical gold. The bank has an obligation to return the gold at theend of the contract.3. West African Economic Monetary Union including the central bank.4. Includes both "Monetary gold" and "Other gold" as reported by the central bank.5. Central African Economic and Monetary Union including the central bank.6. Signatories to the third Central Bank Gold Agreement which commenced in September 2009.The signatores include: ECB, Austria, Belgium,Cyprus, Estonia, Finland,France,Germany,Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,Sweden, Switzerland. Estonia became a signatory upon joining the Euro in January 2011.7. 63 tonnes of gold has been added to Turkey’s balance sheet as a result of new policyaccepting gold in its reserve requirements from commercial banks.Please see this link for information on this policy actionhttp://www.tcmb.gov.tr/yeni/announce/2011/ANO2011-50.htm
Please see Disclaimer on the following page.
 
NOTES* This table was updated in
January 2012
and reports data available at that time. Data aretaken from the International Monetary Fund's International Financial Statistics (IFS),
December2011
edition, and other sources where applicable. IFS data are two months in arrears, soholdings are as of
November 2011
for most countries,
October 2011
or earlier for late reporters.The table does not list all gold holders: countries which have not reported their gold holdings tothe IMF in the last six months are not included, while other countries are known to hold gold butthey do not report their holdings publicly. Where the WGC knows of movements that are notreported to the IMF or misprints, changes have been made.**The percentage share held in gold of total foreign reserves, as calculated by the World GoldCouncil. The value of gold holdings is calculated using the end of month London pm fix goldprice published daily by the LBMA. In
November
the end of month gold price was
$1746.
Datafor the value of other reserves are taken from IFS, table ‘Total Reserves minus Gold’.1. BIS and IMF balance sheets do not allow this percentage to be calculated. In the case of anycountries, up to date data for other reserves are not available.2. BIS data are updated each year from the BIS’s annual report to reflect the Bank’s goldinvestment assets excluding any gold held in connection with swap operations, under which theBank exchanges currencies for physical gold. The bank has an obligation to return the gold at theend of the contract.3. West African Economic Monetary Union including the central bank.4. Includes both "Monetary gold" and "Other gold" as reported by the central bank.5. Central African Economic and Monetary Union including the central bank.6. Signatories to the third Central Bank Gold Agreement which commenced in September 2009.The signatores include: ECB, Austria, Belgium,Cyprus, Estonia, Finland,France,Germany,Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,Sweden, Switzerland. Estonia became a signatory upon joining the Euro in January 2011.7. 63 tonnes of gold has been added to Turkey’s balance sheet as a result of new policyaccepting gold in its reserve requirements from commercial banks.Please see this link for information on this policy actionhttp://www.tcmb.gov.tr/yeni/announce/2011/ANO2011-50.htm
Please see Disclaimer on the following page.

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