Foreign Exchange Reserves in the Bank of Israel, May 2010

07.05.2010
 
Foreign Exchange Reserves in the Bank of Israel, May 2010
 
Israel’s foreign exchange reserves at the end of May 2010 stood at $63,416 million, a decline of $1,056 million from their level at the end of April 2010.
The decrease derived from Bank of Israel foreign currency purchases of $625 million on the market which were more than offset by
  A downward revaluation of the reserves of about $1,571 million;
  Government transfers abroad of about $34 million;
  Private sector transactions totaling about $76 million.
 
 
Israel's Foreign Exchange Reserves
  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 59,091 1,521 60,612
2010 January 60,093 1,508 61,601
February 59,242 1,487 60,729
March 60,992 1,483 62,475
April 62,996 1,476 64,472
May 61,975 1,441 63,416
 
* Reclassified.
** 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.