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The 10 countries with the biggest piles of gold

  • The volume of gold bought by central banks in 2018 rose to its highest level since the end of the Gold Standard nearly a half a century ago.
  • That trend has continued this year, with February seeing the most monthly purchases in four months.
  • The US holds the largest amount of reserves – here are the countries that are closest behind.

In 2018, the volume of gold bought by central banks rose to its highest level since nearly a half a century ago.

That trend has continued into this year, with February seeing the most monthly purchases in four months. Here’s how much each country held as of early April 2019, according to the latest available data from the International Monetary Fund and the World Gold Council.

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