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April 11, 2015

Top 10 Countries by Gold Holding (Interactive Infographic)

By Jade Waddy

The gold market is huge and is considered one of the safest investments to get involved with. Sure, like any investment there are highs and lows but gold is gold no matter where you are in the world. But how much gold is there in the world? It's a question often asked by investors and below is a small guide as to how much gold reserves there are around the world.

This interactive infographic by Physical Gold looks at various countries and how much gold they own, then compare that gold (in weight) against landmarks and common objects. There is also a small handful of information about gold in each country. For example, did you know that in summer of 2014 the total amount of gold being held came to just shy of 32,000 tonnes. Go on, have a play around and let us know what you think!

(Click to enter and hover your mouse on left or right side of the graph to navigate)


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