China's foreign exchange reserves rose to USD 3.217 trillion in December of 2020, from USD 3.178 trillion in the previous month and above market expectations of USD 3.191 trillion. It was the highest level in foreign reserves since April of 2016, due to a general fall in the dollar and rises in global asset prices. Meanwhile, the value of the gold reserves rose to USD 118.25 billion from USD 110.41 billion in November. source: People's Bank of China

Foreign Exchange Reserves in China averaged 1109082.90 USD Million from 1980 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 3993212.72 USD Million in June of 2014 and a record low of 2262 USD Million in December of 1980. This page provides - China Foreign Exchange Reserves - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. China Foreign Exchange Reserves - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2021.

Foreign Exchange Reserves in China is expected to be 3200000.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Foreign Exchange Reserves in China to stand at 3190000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Foreign Exchange Reserves is projected to trend around 3200000.00 USD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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China Foreign Exchange Reserves

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3216500.00 3178000.00 3993212.72 2262.00 1980 - 2020 USD Million Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-10-07 06:00 AM Sep $3.143T $3.165T $3.169T $3.17T
2020-11-07 02:20 AM Oct $3.128T $3.143T $3.15T $3.14T
2020-12-07 09:00 AM Nov $3.178T $3.128T $3.15T $3.11T
2021-01-07 10:00 AM Dec $3.217T $3.178T $3.191T $3.2T
2021-02-07 08:00 AM Jan $3.217T $3.2T
2021-03-07 08:00 AM Feb
2021-04-07 08:00 AM Mar
2021-05-07 08:00 AM Apr


News Stream
China Foreign Reserves at Over 4-1/2-Year High
China's foreign exchange reserves rose to USD 3.217 trillion in December of 2020, from USD 3.178 trillion in the previous month and above market expectations of USD 3.191 trillion. It was the highest level in foreign reserves since April of 2016, due to a general fall in the dollar and rises in global asset prices. Meanwhile, the value of the gold reserves rose to USD 118.25 billion from USD 110.41 billion in November.
2021-01-07
China FX Reserves Hit Over 4-Year High
China's foreign exchange reserves rose to USD 3.178 trillion in November 2020, from USD 3.128 trillion in the previous month and above market expectations of USD 3.15 trillion. It was the highest level in foreign reserves since August 2016. Meanwhile, the value of the gold reserves dropped to USD 110.41 billion at the end of November from USD 117.89 billion at the end of October.
2020-12-07
China Forex Reserves Fall to 4-Month Low
China's foreign exchange reserves fell for a second straight month to USD 3.128 trillion in October 2020 from USD 3.143 trillion in the previous month, below market expectations of USD 3.15 trillion. It was the lowest level in foreign reserves since June. Meanwhile, the value of the gold reserves dropped to USD 117.89 billion at the end of October from USD 118.20 billion at the end of September.
2020-11-07
China Foreign Reserves Drop in September
Foreign exchange reserves in China unexpectedly fell to USD 3.143 trillion in September of 2020 from USD 3.165 trillion in the previous month and below market expectations of USD 3.169 trillion. It is the first fall in foreign reserves since February, amid a stronger dollar in September and higher capital inflows which limited the outflows. Meanwhile, the value of gold reserves edged down to USD 118.2 billion at the end of September from USD 122.62 billion at the end of August.
2020-10-07

China Foreign Exchange Reserves
In China, Foreign Exchange Reserves are the foreign assets held or controlled by the country central bank. The reserves are made of gold or a specific currency. They can also be special drawing rights and marketable securities denominated in foreign currencies like treasury bills, government bonds, corporate bonds and equities and foreign currency loans.