Data on foreign currency activity in May 2006

1.6.2006
 
Data on foreign currency activity in May 2006
 
Data on the exchange rate
  Representative Low High
Currency basket
Daily, end-May 2006 5.1342 5.0254 5.1444
Change from beginning of month 1.26%    
Change from beginning of year 0.89%    
Monthly average May 2006 5.0764    
Rate of change from previous month -0.81%    
Rate of change from beginning of year -0.51%    
Rate of change in previous 12 months 2.17%    
Dollar
Daily, end-May 2006 4.5180 4.4250 4.5332
Change from beginning of month 0.33%    
Change from beginning of year -1.85%    
Monthly average May 2006 4.4740    
Rate of change from previous month 2.31%    
Rate of change from beginning of year -2.99%    
Rate of change in previous 12 months 2.29%    
 
Volume of foreign currency/NIS trade1
  Non-Israeli financial institutions Other customers
($ Million)
Local Banks
April 2006 (updated)
Total 32,560 15,988 5,976
Of which swaps 26,662 3,697 3,053
Daily average 1,809 888 332
Of which swaps 1,481 205 170
May 2006 (provisional)
Total 43,057 20,132 8,729
Of which swaps 33,365 3,809 4,232
Daily average 1,957 915 397
Of which swaps 1,517 173 192
 
1In this table swaps include one side of the swap transaction.