Currency Composition of Official Foreign Exchange Reserves (COFER)

Last updated: June 28, 2013

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The Currency Composition of Official Foreign Exchange Reserves (COFER) database is managed by the Statistics Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This website disseminates end-of-period quarterly data on COFER in the format of statistical aggregates. The currencies identified in COFER are:

  • U.S. dollar
  • Pound sterling
  • Japanese yen
  • Swiss franc
  • Canadian dollar
  • Australian dollar, and
  • Euro
All other currencies are indistinguishably included in the category of “other currencies.”

Prior to the introduction of Euro in 1999, several European currencies were separately identified in COFER.

COFER data are reported to the IMF on a voluntary and confidential basis. COFER data for individual countries are strictly confidential. The data published on this website are aggregates for each currency for three groupings of countries (total,advanced economies, and emerging and developing economies). At present there are 144 reporters, consisting of member countries of the IMF, non-member countries/economies, and other foreign exchanges reserve holding entities.

Currency Composition of Foreign Exchange Reserves