Data on foreign currency activity in March 2006

3.4.2006
 
Data on foreign currency activity in March 2006
 
Data on the exchange rate
  Representative Low High
Currency basket
Daily, end-March 2006 5.1922 5.1829 5.2260
Change from beginning of month -0.44%    
Change from beginning of year 2.03%    
Monthly average March 2006 5.2077    
Rate of change from previous month -0.13%    
Rate of change from beginning of year 2.06%    
Rate of change in previous 12 months 4.66%    
Dollar
Daily, end-March 2006 4.6650 4.6537 4.7218
Change from beginning of month -0.87%    
Change from beginning of year 1.35%    
Monthly average March 2006 4.6891    
Rate of change from previous month -0.30%    
Rate of change from beginning of year 1.68%    
Rate of change in previous 12 months 8.32%    
 
Volume of foreign currency/NIS trade1
  Non-Israeli financial institutions Other customers
($ Million)
Local Banks
February 2006 (updated)
Total 29,715 17,087 6,600
Of which swaps 23,808 4,855 3,304
Daily average 1,486 854 330
Of which swaps 1,190 243 165
March 2006 (provisional)
Total 27,008 17,872 6,669
Of which swaps 20,485 4,850 3,733
Daily average 1,286 851 318
Of which swaps 975 231 178
 
1In this table swaps include one side of the swap transaction.