Data on foreign currency activity in April 2006

1.5.2006
 
Data on foreign currency activity in April 2006
 
Data on the exchange rate
  Representative Low High
Currency basket
Daily, end-April 2006 5.0704 5.0592 5.1952
Change from beginning of month -2.35%    
Change from beginning of year -0.37%    
Monthly average April 2006 5.1177    
Rate of change from previous month -1.73%    
Rate of change from beginning of year 0.30%    
Rate of change in previous 12 months 2.51%    
Dollar
Daily, end-April 2006 4.5030 4.4907 4.6800
Change from beginning of month -3.47%    
Change from beginning of year -2.17%    
Monthly average April 2006 4.5797    
Rate of change from previous month -2.33%    
Rate of change from beginning of year -0.69%    
Rate of change in previous 12 months 4.76%    
 
Volume of foreign currency/NIS trade1
  Non-Israeli financial institutions Other customers
($ Million)
Local Banks
March 2006 (updated)
Total 27,672 18,368 6,719
Of which swaps 21,194 4,775 3,739
Daily average 1,318 875 320
Of which swaps 1,009 227 178
April 2006 (provisional)
Total 32,308 15,806 5,802
Of which swaps 26,411 3,724 2,936
Daily average 1,795 878 322
Of which swaps 1,467 207 163
 
1In this table swaps include one side of the swap transaction.