Foreign Exchange Reserves in the Bank of Israel, January 2010

08.02.2010
 
Foreign Exchange Reserves in the Bank of Israel, January 2010
 
Israel’s foreign exchange reserves at the end of January 2010 stood at $ 61,603 million, an increase of $ 986 million from their level at the end of December 2009.
The increase derived from purchases of $1,564 million on the market and $23 million from the private sector. These were partially offset by a downward revaluation of the reserves of $476 million and government transfers of $125 million abroad.
 
The Bank of Israel Foreign Exchange Reserves
$ million
  Reserves excluding IMF Reserves including IMF* Total
2008 December 42,324 189 42,513
2009 January 41,743 184 41,927
February 40,628 180 40,808
March 44,143 184 44,327
April 45,064 184 45,248
May 47,537 189 47,726
June 49,972 299 50,271
July 52,081 300 52,381
August 56,388 1,379** 57,767
September 58,426 1,537** 59,963
October 59,654 1,542 61,196
November 59,982 1,562 61,544***
December 59,097 1,520 60,617
2010 January 60,095 1,508 61,603
 
* This column includes the Allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) by the IMF to member countries, and the balance of the Israel's reserve tranche in the IMF.
** In August and September 2009 the IMF allocated SDRs to member countries. Israel's allocation was about $1.2 billion.