Republished Article:  “Global gold: Central banks buy 30 tons of yellow metal and Iraq maintains its rank”  Quote: Iraq maintained its classification of 30th globally out of 100 countries listed in the table with the largest gold reserves, after it rose ten ranks in July by buying 33.9 tons of gold, to reach its possession of gold 130.3 tons, which represents 8.6% of the rest of its other reserves.