Percentage of gold reserves in selected central bank holdings in 2016*

Gold reserve percentage in central banks worldwide 2016 This statistic shows the percent share of gold as compared to the total central bank reserves of the countries with the largest gold holdings worldwide, as of December 2016. At that point, the United States central bank kept more than 75 percent of its total monetary holdings as gold reserves.
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Gold reserves share of total reserves
United States75.3%
Germany69.5%
Italy68.4%
France66.2%
Netherlands64.1%
Portugal62.3%
European Central Bank27%
Russia16.3%
Switzerland6.1%
India6.1%
Japan2.5%
China2.3%
Gold reserves share of total reserves
United States75.3%
Germany69.5%
Italy68.4%
France66.2%
Netherlands64.1%
Portugal62.3%
European Central Bank27%
Russia16.3%
Switzerland6.1%
India6.1%
Japan2.5%
China2.3%
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This statistic shows the percent share of gold as compared to the total central bank reserves of the countries with the largest gold holdings worldwide, as of December 2016. At that point, the United States central bank kept more than 75 percent of its total monetary holdings as gold reserves.
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December 2016
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
As of December 2016
Supplementary notes
* The percentage share held in gold of total foreign reserves, as calculated by the source.

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