Total Reserves (Including Gold) of African Countries in 2020
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, in 2020, the 3 African countries with the top 3 highest Total Reserves (Including Gold) were:

  1. Algeria: US$ 59.43B
  2. South Africa: US$ 55.01B
  3. Egypt: US$ 38.97B

On the other hand, the 3 African countries with the 3 lowest total reserves (including gold) in 2020 were:

  1. Zimbabwe: US$ 33.41M
  2. Sao Tome and Principe: US$ 75.29M
  3. Burundi: US$ 90.32M

Use the interactive visualization and table below to explore this data for each African country for the year 2020. You can also see links at the bottom of this page to see the historical Total Reserves (Including Gold) information for each African country.

The World Bank defines Total Reserves (Including Gold) as "it comprise holdings of monetary gold, special drawing rights, reserves of IMF members held by the IMF, and holdings of foreign exchange under the control of monetary authorities; the gold component of these reserves is valued at year-end (December 31) London prices; data are in current U.S. dollars" .

See also: Current Account Balance of Africa in 2020.

Data Source: World Bank.
Total Reserves (Including Gold) of African Countries in 2020 (US$)
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Total Reserves (Including Gold) of African Countries in 2020
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Country Total Reserves (US$)
Algeria 59,434,389,109.51
Angola 13,781,992,225.44
Botswana 4,940,893,802.78
Burundi 90,319,165.54
Cape Verde 735,084,797.42
Democratic Republic of the Congo 747,655,324.34
Djibouti 686,339,280.94
Egypt 38,972,812,936.67
Eswatini 545,564,174.12
Ethiopia 3,046,114,358.81
Gambia 387,046,403.56
Ghana 7,884,091,538.71
Guinea 1,499,116,032.52
Kenya 8,297,263,558.91
Liberia 538,530,309.47
Madagascar 1,980,766,598.35
Malawi 574,988,493.62
Mauritania 1,493,184,646.03
Mauritius 7,291,065,336.38
Morocco 35,997,639,773.45
Mozambique 4,091,458,220.58
Zambia 1,203,448,374.22
Zimbabwe 33,405,021.01
Tunisia 9,810,630,874.83
South Africa 55,008,491,995.56
South Sudan 183,614,816.68
Sierra Leone 707,703,898.13
Rwanda 1,806,068,098.77
Nigeria 36,729,565,817.62
Namibia 2,171,154,726.07
Comoros 294,339,897.89
Sao Tome and Principe 75,287,733.68
Seychelles 559,681,941.83

Total Reserves (Including Gold) of African Countries

Use the links below to see the historical Total Reserves (Including Gold) for each African country.