Top 10 Countries With The LARGEST Gold Reserves!

Top 10 Countries With The LARGEST Gold Reserves!


From having the most amount of gold per capita,
to conspiracy theories about gold bars missing, here the top 10 countries with the largest
amount of gold reserves in the world! 10.) India
According to the World Gold Council, the Bank of India currently holds 557.7 tons of gold. It is one of the largest stores of gold in
the world! This makes up 9.9 % of the country’s total
foreign reserve. Foreign exchange reserves is money or other
assets held by a nation’s central bank so they can back the national currency. India, home to 1.25 billion people, is the
number one largest consumer of the precious metal. Furthermore, India is one of the most reliable
drivers of global demand. For example, India’s festival and wedding
season, which runs from October to December, has historically been a major market for gold. And probably, one of the most interesting
facts about India and gold is that India rarely invests much in gold. This is because as a country, India operates
under the belief that buying gold leads to a deficit. And their belief must be proving right as
things also seem to be improving for India. For instance, if you look at the last few
years, India has increased its gold reserves from 557.74 to 557.77. While this might not seem like a lot, India
is also at its highest point in history! In addition to what the country holds, Indian
households which are considered the world’s largest hoarders of gold, hold a record 23,000-24,000
tons, which is worth about $800 billion. 9.) Netherlands
In the past few years, the Netherlands has held 52% of its foreign reserve in gold. The Netherlands has a reported 612.45 tons. In 2016 it was reported that the bank was
looking for a place to store all its gold because they were going to renovate the vaults
and needed to moving it. The Dutch central bank is planning to move
the country’s gold reserves from the center of Amsterdam to a new complex called the Cash
Center. Like most countries, Dutch gold is also held
in banks around the world to reduce risk. Security measures to guard the gold 24/7 have
become a problem in Amsterdam. 189,000 kilos of gold will be moved at the
beginning of 2022. Maybe this is one reason that over the last
decade and a half, the Netherlands was selling off tons of gold in order to reduce its reserve. However, there weren’t that many buyers
out there and they sold less than the country wanted. More recently the country has had less ambition
to sell gold. Currently, the country holds the same amount
of tons, 612.45 that they have over the last few years. However, the country has increased its percentage
of foreign reserves to 61.2 %. 8.) Japan
Japan is another country which had been increasing its gold reserves since the 1960’s. Their official gold holdings were reported
at 765.2 tons. About 2.4% of Japan’s gold today is in foreign
reserve. Historically, Japan has always held a bit
more gold than other countries. This was true until 2011, when they began
to sell some of their reserve in order to pump money into the economy after the tsunami
and the following Fukushima nuclear disaster. But even with selling, Japan’s central bank
has been one of the most aggressive practitioners of quantitative easing. For example, in January of 2016, it lowered
interest rates below zero, which has helped fuel demand in gold around the world. 7.) Switzerland
Prior to 1997, Switzerland was steadily building its gold reserves. In 1997, the decision was made to sell some
of those reserves to bolster the Swiss currency and diversify the foreign reserves. The percent of foreign reserves in Switzerland
is currently 6.7 %. Switzerland actually has the world’s largest
reserves of gold per capita and currently has reported 1,040 tons. Over time, many citizens in the country started
to feel like the bank was getting rid of too much gold. They then banded together with the “Save
the Swiss” movement. However, once everyone was able to vote in
2014, the vote came to a no, and gold continued to be sold. During World War II, Switzerland became the
center of the gold trade in Europe, making transactions with both the Allies and Axis
powers. Today, much of its gold trading is done with
Hong Kong and China. Around last year, the Swiss National Bank
made a $5.9 billion profit, reportedly from its gold holdings. 6.) Russia
Russia is the fourth largest producer of gold in the world, and has been building up its
own reserves since 2006 in order to diversify. After a domestic purchase in 2012 of around
75 tons, the Russian gold reserve total reaches almost 970 tons. This investment brings the foreign reserve
percentage up to 9.8 %. Ideally the goal is 10%. However, Russia continued to steadily build
up its gold reserves. In 2015, Russia was the top buyer, adding
a record 206 tons in its effort to diversify away from the US dollar. As we all know, its relationship with the
US and Europe has grown chilly once more since the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in
mid-2014. To raise the cash for these purchases, Russia
sold a huge percentage of its United States Treasuries. Today, Russia sits at about 1,460 tons with
15 % in foreign reserves. 5.) China
China is the world’s number one producer of gold, and yet very little of that gold
is held in reserve for the country. Instead, most of it is sold and the profit
is reinvested in Chinese markets. In the coming years, however, China looks
to be expanding its need for gold, to increase its foreign reserves. A few years ago, China held 1,054.1 tons of
gold in reserve and had 1.7% in foreign reserves. In the summer of 2015, the People’s Bank
of China began sharing its gold purchasing activity on a monthly basis for the first
time since 2009. In December of that same year, the Renminbi
joined the Dollar, Euro, Yen and Pound as one of the International Monetary Fund’s
reserve currencies. This move required China to beef up its gold
holdings. Today, China is sitting strong with 1,797.5
tons and 2.2% foreign reserves. 4.) France
France is the first country on this list to break 2,000 tons of gold in reserve. The country currently holds 2,435.7 tons. Several years ago the country sold over 500
tons, but then decided they would slowly stop selling gold over the coming years. Previously, France has had the highest reserve
percentage in gold investment, at 65 %. However, over the last few years, the percentage has
gone down even though the tons have increased. Today, the country sits at about a 62.9 % of
foreign reserves. Over the past few years, France’s central
bank has sold little of its gold and there are calls to stop selling it altogether. Marine Le Pen, President of the country’s
far-right National Front party, has led the charge not only to put a freeze on selling
the nation’s gold but also to repatriate the entire amount from foreign vaults and
bring it all back to France. 3.) Italy
Italy has seen its share of economic problems in the last decade, and its high gold reserve
percentage is a symptom of the larger problem. In fact, while Italy seems to have stabilized,
it hasn’t really done anything related to gold in the last few years. However, in foreign reserve, Italy has grown
pretty well. Previously, Italy’s foreign reserve ratio
sat at 65 %, with the country holding slightly more gold than France. Currently, Italy is still stronger than France,
holding a 68 percentage in foreign reserves. Today, Italy holds 2,451.8 tons of gold in
reserve. Unlike other countries, Italy has maintained
the size of its reserves over the years, and it has the support of European Central Bank
(ECB) President Mario Draghi. The former Bank of Italy governor, when asked
by a reporter in 2013 what role gold plays in a central banks portfolio, Mario answered
that the gold was “a reserve of safety,” adding, it gives you a fairly good protection against
fluctuations against the dollar. So, while some might see Italy holding onto
their gold as being weak, there is a method to the madness. 2.) Germany
As the second largest holder of gold reserves in the world, Germany has been selling gold
in small amounts over the last several years. Previous statistics show that Germany had
3,390.6 tons, making up 66 % of the country’s foreign reserves. However, today, Germany has about 3,381 tons
and has 68.9 % in foreign reserves. In fact, in August of 2017, Germany’s central
bank announced it had completed a program to repatriate gold bars worth nearly $31 billion
from storage locations in New York and Paris. In total 743 tons were transferred. The bank said it was to help rebuild public
trust and confidence and they are no longer worried about stopping their gold reserves
from falling under Soviet control. There were rumors going around that the gold
was actually missing and that the bars they were bringing in were fake. Outside tests were performed and the gold
was ruled genuine. Germany’s got its gold back! 1.) United States of America
The United States is the third largest producer of gold and the single largest holder of gold
reserves in the world. Previously, the United States’ gold reserve
percentage was 70 %, with the physical stockpile reaching 8,133.5 tons. This number has fallen in the last half-century
from the all-time high of over 20,000 tons. Now the US has 8,133.5 tons with a foreign
reserve percentage of 74.9 %. In fact, for the past few years, the United States gold
reserves have not changed at all, and it is one of the few countries on the top 10 list
to do so. With the largest holdings in the world, the
United States lays claim to nearly as much gold as the next three countries combined! It also has one of the highest gold allocations
as a percentage of its foreign reserves, second only to Tajikistan, where the metal accounts
for more than 88 %. You may have heard that President Donald Trump made headlines recently,
claiming “we do not have the gold,” but from what we know, the majority of U.S. gold
is held at Fort Knox in Kentucky, with the remainder held at the Philadelphia Mint, Denver
Mint, San Francisco Assay Office and West Point Bullion Depository. But don’t get any ideas! Plus no ones really worried about gold right
now, since everyone’s watching bitcoin! Thanks for watching! Be sure to subscribe and see you next time
on Origins Explained!

98 Comments

  1. million metric tons of golds by marcos in phil. george bosh know that. watch in youtube karen rhudes interview.

  2. Even you combined all the 10countries of gold. It is not enough to overcome the gold owned by Ferdinand Marcos.

  3. Urban legend about Philippines gold. Just a story. No basis n fact. If true, where is ur concrete proof? This comment is 4 u filipinos that believe ur country has all that gold

  4. Correction! those gold in world bank in USA are not owned by USA lol. The chief beneficiaries of world bank and IMF are Ferdinand Marcos and Jose Antonio Diaz. And The golds reserves in Swiss are owned by Marcoses. The reasons Philippines gold not in the list Because apparently this fuckers think those countries own those golds when in fact it was called "reserves" because Marcos reserves his golds in Switzerland. And 400k metric tons of gold in central bank in Quezon city, Philippine and about 200k metric tons safely hidden in tunnels around visayas. The gold in the world bank are being held by the bank cartel, solely because long before marcos and some asian countries Planned to have gold as main currency but countries can still keep their local currency as it is. but america didn't agreed as they knew their dollars would be nothing, because technically they don't have golds to fund.
    America told marcos that they will let marcos be president of Ph, forever if he give his golds to america, but he refused! Thats why the CIA planned and brainwashed Filipinos thats marcos wealth was ill gotten, (some are, but not his golds as it was his comissions from the tallano family, also those treasures left after world war 2) it was Americans plan to exile marcos in hawaii by the help of your so called hero Corazon Aquino! They all want Marco's golds! Same thing happened with Gaddafi! Way back some years he planned to have gold as world currencies but he was assassinated in return! And America plotted same revolution as they did to marcos!
    Long ago marcos wanted to to release the golds for the filipinos, he was only waiting that the statue of limitations will expired for those golds he found after ww11, and after that its (finders keepers) then on 1971 rogelio roxas claimed that he had found the famous yamashita treasures! That made internatinal court to add up another 10/15 years to the statues of limitations, and said the remnants (golds) of ww11 should be surrender (where? To America lmao) marcos steal the yamashita treasure to rogelio in order for the America NOT able to get the golds, and tell evryone and the rest of the world that its just a myth. You see America is really after marcos golds and the treasures left by ww11, basically those golds are owned by Filipinos now as a payment of those spanish, american japanese who colonized and killed our countrymen during the war.!

  5. Britain government are hiding their gold. The British stole 300 trillion bounds from India during their colonial rule in India which includes gold, diamonds, silver bronze and other precious gems, of course not forgetting the *Kohinoor Diamond*.
    No doubt Britain will have the highest gold reserve if the government agrees to publicize it….

  6. The US also has, Natural Gas, Oil, Coal, Fresh Water, Farm Land, 20 Aircraft Carriers, Nukes, and more Strip Clubs per-capita than anyplace else. I won’t even mention BBQ and Legal Marijuana!

  7. According to world bank
    Philippines has 400k tons of gold in Philippine Central Bank plus 200k tons in Switzerland Bank plus millions tons buried in the Philippines by Late President Ferdinand Marcos.

  8. Try to search Phillippines is largest holder of golds im the whole world, deposited by Dr Jose Rizal and late President Marcos.

  9. Some of the golds come from the forgotten kingdom of Maharlika which is the philippines, spain completely destroy our culure even our litterature is forgotten

  10. Guess what..Imelda told to interviewer that they have 7,000 tons of Gold on their basement.. try to search it guys..nandto lang yun sa youtube😂
    Interviewer(girl): 7,000 tons of gold..? Buti hndi gumuho bahay niyo
    Imelda: paano guguho sa basement lupa na yun
    Savage😂

  11. Pinakita rin ni Imelda sa foreigner na lalaki kung magkano ang laman ng bank acct. ni Marcos..binasa nung lalaking foreigner it's 987 Billion Dollar😱 Nandto rin yun sa youtube guys..

  12. You have to redo your research. You forgot the Philippines. Philippines actually holds the largest gold reserve in the world. Its not a hoax, its a fact!

  13. All gokd came frim philippines specially the gold of Switzerland…someday you will found the wealth of the philippines then we will know that philippines have many tons of gold

  14. Remember the interview of U.S Late President Bush! what is the richest country in the world? He answered: the PHILIPPINES.
    indeed.

  15. The truth is even stranger. At the end of WWII, the US "offered" to hold German and Swiss gold for safe keeping. the Swiss never really had an army to keep it safe and Germany was demilitarized and had Soviets breathing down its necks. The Germans and Swiss balked at the idea. The US told the two countries that if they do not give them the gold to "hold" it will be confiscated and the two countries will be charged with war crimes saying that it was stolen during the war from the Jewish people. Both countries agreed, Years later both countries demanded an audit and wanted to see their gold. The US showed them a small sample. in fact, they kept bringing in small samples a little at a time. The representatives called bullshit and demanded all the gold be placed in one pile so they could see that it was not the same gold being brought in over and over. The Germans and Swiss threatened to expose the US for stealing their gold. The US said "look….right now only the three of us know that we no longer have your gold.If you shoot your mouths off, the whole world will know that you are broke. Go home, pretend this never happened and we will give you better terms in borrowing the US dollar going forward. Then the FED just printed more dollars to cover the deal.

  16. Where is Peru?
    France just got All Peru's gold.
    Where is Syria? The western war in Syria is just a free way to steal and to have a free way out of the country.

  17. all of the gold in the earth is own by the appointed son of god live in davao city pacq hahaha
    phil.president is from mindanao
    8division worldboxer is from mindanao
    owner of the universe is from mindanao
    🤣🤣🤣🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭

  18. the dutch collect the gold from my country, indonesia, 350 yrs long, they make debt, and when we get independence, we have to pay their debt, or we still their colony 😔

  19. How about the mining company of netherlands in masbate philippines.😄😄😄 Aroroy masbate is the land of gold

  20. Maniwala kau sa gold ng pilipinas.. Wala nman gold ang phillipines eh… Puro kasinungalingan yan..bakit maraming pilipino pa din ang mahihirap..

  21. Do a research.. Your top 10 combine is still a big joke compare to the philippines… I bilieve in dutertes time this will prosper…

  22. Nice video, thanks! I found this on the world's gold production since 1998 till now , it's also interesting: https://youtu.be/78Wqxm8koN4

  23. 100yrs ago gold it used to be personal properly now Jewish jewelry and you remained with their gold certificate the result is you are slave

  24. Most of the gold was been fraudulently scummed from people with exchange for gold certificate which was invented in america

  25. Thank Gordon brown and the Blair drama really clever guys Blair needs to go to jail and think about his crimes MIDDLE EAST FOR ONE OF MANY !!!!!!!

  26. Number 1 is america 20,000 tons of gold??? Well marcos it self have 120,000 tons off gold..just.imagine hiw much our gold reserve here in philippines..how much??? Nakakaktawa lng tong research nato…bwahahhaha

  27. I'm watching it from poor poor country I'm interested please added me on your contact 00231776703410 I am interested I'm very very poor poor day need a help from you people

  28. Each pallet shown in click bait has 80 gold bars each weighing 25 lbs. Containing 400 ozs. Each. That is a picture of the secret London gold bar reserve room.
    How many pallets of 80 gold bars each ? , I dont know yet.

  29. It's near London somewhere.? Goldfinger's son wants to bomb it with a small dirty nuclear device maybe a nuetron weapon.

  30. It is funny but the Phils. hasn't mentioned while we have more than 900 billion worth of Gold.
    With this kind of research you can say that literally a biased researchers only talked b*s. They made themselves like a fool.

  31. USA is the number 1 stealer of gold. They will deceive everybody that some countries have nuclear weapons and then declare war. Then afterwards, they will robbed all the gold reserves from that country.

  32. I think philippines has more gold. Deposit by marcos to other country and yamashita treasure during world war 2. 🙂🙂🙂

  33. Hahahaha^^ USA got no money and gold anymore!!! 😂😂😂 this is fake and false!! 😂😂 i cant believe thats US is number 1!! 🤣🤣

  34. These are all lies!!!..Philippines has the biggest deposit of gold through Marcos deposited in the different bank of other country thats why many countries are interested the Philippines!!!!!

  35. Former first lady Imelda marcos said the philipines gold us save all world so the philippines is the most richest in this planet

  36. Largest amount of gold is in the hands of Indians. Privately owned!! *24,000 tons!!
    Much much More than all the government holdings in the world combined*

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