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The anamorphisis proposed by the Cité de l'économie
will show you the world in a way you may have never seen it.

Select the indicator of your choice at the top left of the screen
and then click on the 'Run the animation' button.

The surface of each country on the map then becomes proportional to the chosen indicator.
Thus, two countries that have the same value for this indicator
will have the same surface after transformation.

For some indicators, you can follow the evolution of the map over time by clicking the ► button that appears at the bottom left of the map.

The indicator currently selected is:
"Foreign exchange reserves, in euro, in 2014"

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International reserves designate all of the foreign currency (for example, dollars, yen, yuan and sterling in the case of euro area countries) and quantities of gold held by national monetary authorities.
In 2014, these reserves amounted to EUR 9,371 billion worldwide, which is equivalent to 12.5% of global GDP.
China alone held nearly a third of them. It was followed by Japan and Saudi Arabia, which had 10% and 6% of international reserves respectively. The 19 member countries of the euro area and the United States hold 5% and 3% of global international reserves respectively.
China, Japan and Saudi Arabia have the largest international reserves.   Find out more
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