Data on foreign currency activity in May 2005

1.6.2005
 
Data on foreign currency activity in May 2005
 
Data on the exchange rate
  Representative High Low
Currency basket
Daily, end-May 2005 4.9680 4.9397 5.0050
Change from beginning of month -0.64%    
Change from beginning of year -0.76%    
Distance from lower limit 14.52%    
Monthly average May 2005 4.9684    
Rate of change from previous month -0.48%    
Rate of change from beginning of year -1.03%    
Rate of change in previous 12 months -2.93%    
Dollar
Daily, end-May 2005 4.4160 4.3475 4.4162
Change from beginning of month 1.08%    
Change from beginning of year 2.51%    
Monthly average MMay 2005 4.3737    
Rate of change from previous month 0.05%    
Rate of change from beginning of year 0.73%    
Rate of change in previous 12 months -4.83%    
 
Volume of foreign currency/NIS trade1
  Non-Israeli financial institutions Other customers
($ Million)
Local Banks
April 2005(updated)
Total 19,318 13,861 5,789
Of which swaps 17,109 4,376 3,258
Daily average 920 660 276
Of which swaps 815 208 155
May 2005 (provisional)
Total 20,368 13,791 5,321
Of which swaps 17,419 4,131 3,342
Daily average 1,018 690 266
Of which swaps 871 207 167
 
1In this table swaps include one side of the swap transaction.