Data on foreign currency activity in April 2005

2.5.2005
 
Data on foreign currency activity in April 2005
 
Data on the exchange rate
  Representative High Low
Currency basket
Daily, end-April 2005 5.0002 4.9683 5.0119
Change from beginning of month 0.38%    
Change from beginning of year -0.12%    
Distance from lower limit 15.11%    
Monthly average April 2005 4.9922    
Rate of change from previous month 0.33%    
Rate of change from beginning of year -0.55%    
Rate of change in previous 12 months -1.84%    
Dollar
Daily, end-April 2005 4.3690 4.3588 4.3955
Change from beginning of month 0.18%    
Change from beginning of year 1.42%    
Monthly average AApril 2005 4.3715    
Rate of change from previous month 0.98%    
Rate of change from beginning of year 0.68%    
Rate of change in previous 12 months -3.97%    
 
Volume of foreign currency/NIS trade1
  Non-Israeli financial institutions Other customers
($ Million)
Local Banks
March 2005(updated)
Total 24,000 19,626 6,902
Of which swaps 19,433 5,540 3,872
Daily average 1,091 892 314
Of which swaps 883 252 176
April 2005 (provisional)
Total 19,214 14,393 5,909
Of which swaps 16,933 4,524 3,311
Daily average 915 685 281
Of which swaps 806 215 158
 
1In this table swaps include one side of the swap transaction.