The World Gold Council recently published its report for the month of December 2021, the final report for the year 2021, which showed that the reserves of the world’s central banks amounted to 35582.3 tons of the metal.
The reserves of the central banks of the Arab countries of the precious metal constituted about 3.85% of the total global reserves. Saudi Arabia topped the Arab countries with gold reserves, and its possessions of the precious metal reached 323.1 tons.
At the world level, the United States topped the world’s countries with gold reserves, which amounted to 8,133.5 tons.
The report also showed the share of gold in each country’s total foreign reserves. Lebanon, which is witnessing an escalating economic crisis, topped the Arab countries with this indicator, as gold constituted about 45.6% of its total reserves.
The following is a list of the largest countries with the share of gold in their reserves, based on the report of the Council: