Total reserves in months of imports of goods and services

The number of months for which a country's reserves can sustain its imports. Gross international reserves comprise holdings of monetary gold, special drawing rights, the reserve position of members in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and holdings of foreign exchange under the control of monetary authorities. The gold component is valued at end-of-year London prices. Imports of goods, services and income is the sum of goods (merchandise) imports, imports of (nonfactor) services and income (factor) payments. Data are in current US dollars.







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