Value of gold reserves 2019, by country

This statistic presents the gold reserves of largest gold holding countries worldwide as of December 2019. At that time, the central bank of the United States held approximately 8,133.53 metric tons of gold.

Gold reserves - additional information

As of December 2019, the United States had the largest gold reserve – more than 8,000 metric tons of gold. This was more than twice the gold reserves of Germany and more than three times the gold reserves of Italy and France. China was ranked sixth for the amount of gold it has on reserve, but more gold is being mined in China than any other country in the world. While the share of gold reserves constituted 74.5 percent of the U.S. central bank holdings in 2018, in China this figure amounted to only 2.4 percent.

Australia on the other hand, is home to the largest gold mine reserves in addition to being the second largest producer of gold, after China. While gold no longer serves as an object of exchange and as a confirmation value, gold remains an investment asset for governments and it could provide a safeguard against inflation or recession. The average price of gold has dropped slightly from its peak in 2012, presenting investors with the question of whether it will return to that peak or fall further.

Gold reserves of largest gold holding countries worldwide as of the December 2019

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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

December 2019

Supplementary notes

*Data from October 2019.
**Data from November 2019.

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