Data on foreign currency activity

3.2.2008
 
Data on foreign currency activity
 
Data on the exchange rate
  Representative Low High
Dollar
Daily, end- January 2008 3.625 3.617 3.8722
Change from beginning of month -5.75%    
Change from beginning of year -5.75%    
Monthly average January 2008 3.7509    
Rate of change from previous month -3.93%    
Rate of change from beginning of year -3.93%    
Rate of change in previous 12 months -11.29%    
 
Volume of foreign currency/NIS trade1
  Non-Israeli financial institutions Other customers
($ Million)
Local Banks
December 2007 (updated)
Total 46,248 30,098 15,948
Of which swaps 37,371 8,233 5,964
Daily average 2,312 1,505 797
Of which swaps 1,869 412 298
January 2008 (provisional)
Total 59,666 34,222 20,303
Of which swaps 42,228 10,000 6,003
Daily average 2,712 1,556 923
Of which swaps 1,919 455 273
 
1In this table swaps include one side of the swap transaction.
surce: foreign currency department