Data on foreign currency activity in August 2006

3.9.2006
 
Data on foreign currency activity in August 2006
 
Data on the exchange rate
  Representative Low High
Currency basket
Daily, end-August 2006 4.9521 4.9424 5.0089
Change from beginning of month 0.48%-    
Change from beginning of year 2.69%-    
Monthly average August 2006 4.9664    
Rate of change from previous month 0.83%-    
Rate of change from beginning of year 2.67%-    
Rate of change in previous 12 months 1.84%-    
Dollar
Daily, end-August 2006 4.364 4.3543 4.408
Change from beginning of month 0.66%-    
Change from beginning of year 5.19%-    
Monthly average August 2006 4.3793    
Rate of change from previous month 1.21%-    
Rate of change from beginning of year 5.04%-    
Rate of change in previous 12 months 2.88%-    
 
Volume of foreign currency/NIS trade1
  Non-Israeli financial institutions Other customers
($ Million)
Local Banks
July 2006 (updated)
Total 40,413 22,806 10,614
Of which swaps 31,131 5,669 5,736
Daily average 1,924 1,086 505
Of which swaps 1,482 270 273
August 2006 (provisional)
Total 35,170 17,586 10,422
Of which swaps 28,173 4,674 6,548
Daily average 1,599 799 474
Of which swaps 1,281 212 298
 
1In this table swaps include one side of the swap transaction.