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Foreign currency reserves (months of import coverage)

Statistics
Year 1981 1986 1991 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Months of import coverage 2.70 6.10 8.20 10.60 14.57 17.12 19.79 17.98
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Months of import coverage 20.44 22.63 23.21 21.14 19.75 18.58 19.53 22.03
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Months of import coverage 34.63 28.66 25.92 27.94 26.20 26.40 32.10 36.00
Operational Definitions
The stock of foreign exchange reserves in terms of months of retained imports of goods as at end of year. It measures the number of months of money available in the national bank to cover the cost of imports.
Footnote
All figures are collected from Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau since 1999.
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