Data on foreign currency activity in January 2006

1.2.2006
 
Data on foreign currency activity in January 2006
 
Data on the exchange rate
  Representative Low High
Currency basket
Daily, end-January 2006 5.1890 5.0815 5.1996
Change from beginning of month 1.96%    
Change from beginning of year 1.96%    
Monthly average January 2006 5.1486    
Rate of change from previous month 0.90%    
Rate of change from beginning of year 0.90%    
Rate of change in previous 12 months 2.41%    
Dollar
Daily, end-January 2006 4.6580 4.5753 4.6682
Change from beginning of month 1.19%    
Change from beginning of year 1.19%    
Monthly average January 2006 4.6188    
Rate of change from previous month 0.15%    
Rate of change from beginning of year 0.15%    
Rate of change in previous 12 months 5.48%    
 
Volume of foreign currency/NIS trade1
  Non-Israeli financial institutions Other customers
($ Million)
Local Banks
December 2005(updated)
Total 23,984 20,881 5,355
Of which swaps 19,446 6,034 2,109
Daily average 1,090 949 243
Of which swaps 884 274 96
January 2006 (provisional)
Total 30,202 19,564 5,909
Of which swaps 23,135 5,574 2,071
Daily average 1,373 889 269
Of which swaps 1,052 253 94
 
1In this table swaps include one side of the swap transaction.