Data on foreign currency activity

1.5.2007
 
Data on foreign currency activity
 
Data on the exchange rate
  Representative Low High
Currency basket
Daily, end-April 2007 4.6358 4.6257 4.7694
Change from beginning of month -2.59%    
Change from beginning of year -3.93%    
Monthly average April 2007 4.6814    
Rate of change from previous month -2.57%    
Rate of change from beginning of year -2.61%    
Rate of change in previous 12 months -8.53%    
Dollar
Daily, end-April 2007 4.024 4.0045 4.1555
Change from beginning of month -3.15%    
Change from beginning of year -4.76%    
Monthly average April 2007 4.0692    
Rate of change from previous month -3.12%    
Rate of change from beginning of year -3.15%    
Rate of change in previous 12 months -11.15%    
 
Volume of foreign currency/NIS trade1
  Non-Israeli financial institutions Other customers
($ Million)
Local Banks
March 2007 (updated)
Total 51,329 23,306 10,960
Of which swaps 44,642 6,465 6,952
Daily average 2,333 1,059 498
Of which swaps 2,029 294 316
April 2007 (provisional)
Total 46,776 20,257 8,604
Of which swaps 39,479 6,076 3,708
Daily average 2,599 1,125 478
Of which swaps 2,193 338 206
 
1In this table swaps include one side of the swap transaction.