Foreign Exchange Reserves in the Bank of Israel, October 2012

Israel’s foreign exchange reserves at the end of October 2012 stood at $75,896 million, a decline of $330 million from their level at the end of September.
 
The decrease was the result of:
a.    A revaluation that decreased the reserves by $22 million.
b.    Government transfers to abroad of $362 million.
 
This was offset by:
a.    An increase of $54 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
               September
74,364
1,862
76,226
               October
74,032
1,864
75,896

 
*      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.