Foreign Exchange Reserves in the Bank of Israel, August 2012

Israel’s foreign exchange reserves at the end of August 2012 stood at $75,616 million, an increase of $230 million from their level at the end of July.
 
The increase was the result of:
a.       A revaluation that increased the reserves by $548 million.
 
This was offset by:
a.       Government transfers to abroad of $148 million.
b.      A decrease of $170 million derived from private sector transactions.
 
Israel's Foreign Exchange Reserves
$ million
 
Reserves excluding IMF
Reserves at the IMF*
 
Total
2010           December
69,265**
1,648
70,913**
2011           January
71,676**
1,722**
73,398**
                   February
72,060**
1,733
73,793**
                   March
72,779
1,747
74,526
                   April
     75,623**
1,786
     77,409**
                   May
74,997
1,806
           76,803  
                   June
75,608
1,806
77,414
                   July
76,100
1,843
77,943
                   August
76,223
1,855
78,078
                   September
74,510
1,821
76,331
                   October
75,055
1,847
76,902
                   November
73,348
1,806
75,154
                   December
73,052
     1,823**
    74,875**
2012           January
    75,273**
1,842
    77,115**
                   February
75,252
1,847
77,099
                   March
75,152
1.845
76,997
April
74,762
1,867
76,629
May
72,974
1,818
74,792
June
73,292
1,827
75,119
July
73,570
1,816
75,386
August
73,780
1,836
75,616
 
 
*       This column includes the allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) by the IMF to member countries, and the balance of Israel's reserve tranche in the IMF.
**     Updated after the original date of publication.