Data on foreign currency activity in December 2006

31.12.2006
 
Data on foreign currency activity in December 2006
 
Data on the exchange rate
  Representative Low High
Currency basket
Daily, end-December 2006 4.8253 4.7638 4.8629
Change from beginning of month -0.67%    
Change from beginning of year -5.18%    
Monthly average December 2006 4.8066    
Rate of change from previous month -1.52%    
Rate of change from beginning of year -5.80%    
Rate of change in previous 12 months -5.80%    
Dollar
Daily, end-December 2006 4.225 4.1635 4.2368
Change from beginning of month -0.52%    
Change from beginning of year -8.21%    
Monthly average December 2006 4.2016    
Rate of change from previous month -2.31%    
Rate of change from beginning of year -8.89%    
Rate of change in previous 12 months -8.89%    
 
Volume of foreign currency/NIS trade1
  Non-Israeli financial institutions Other customers
($ Million)
Local Banks
November (month) 2006 (updated)
Total 52,436 22,750 9,269
Of which swaps 43,246 6,865 4,647
Daily average 2,383 1,034 421
Of which swaps 1,966 312 211
December 2006 (provisional)
Total 43,184 22,932 9,577
Of which swaps 37,179 8,320 5,423
Daily average 2,056 1,092 456
Of which swaps 1,770 396 258
 
1In this table swaps include one side of the swap transaction.