As of December 2012 (Top 40 based on World Gold Council data)[10]
Rank Country/Organization Gold
(tonnes)
Gold's share
of national
forex reserves (%)
1  United States 8,133.5 76%
2  Germany 3,391.3 73%
3 International Monetary Fund logo.svg International Monetary Fund 2,814.0 N.A.
4  Italy 2,451.8 72%
5  France 2,435.4 71%
6  China 1,054.1 2%
7  Switzerland 1,040.1 11%