Foreign exchange reserves

Foreign-exchange reserves (also called Forex reserves) in a strict sense are only the foreign-currency deposits held by central banks and monetary authorities. However, the term foreign-exchange reserves in popular usage (such as this list) commonly includes foreign-currency deposits and gold reserves, special drawing rights (SDRs) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) reserve position as this total figure is more readily available, however it is accurately deemed as official reserves or international reserves. The list excludes currency swaps conducted by central banks.
 Foreign exchange reserves
Rank Country Foreign exchange reserves(Millions of USD) As of
  1   United States        
  2   European Union        
  3   Japan        
  4   United Kingdom        
  5   Canada        
  6   Australia        
  7   China        
  8   Switzerland