Foreign Exchange Reserves in the Bank of Israel, May 2011

07.06.2011
 
Foreign Exchange Reserves in the Bank of Israel, May 2011
 
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Israel’s foreign exchange reserves at the end of May 2011 stood at $76,803 million, a decrease of $606 million from their level at the end of April.
The decrease was the result of:
a. Government transfers to abroad of $129 million.
b. A revaluation that reduced the reserves by $699 million.
These were partly offset by
a. Bank of Israel foreign exchange purchases of $200 million.
b. An increase of $22 million deriving from private sector transactions.
 
Israel's Foreign Exchange Reserves
  Reserves excluding IMF Reserves including IMF* Total ($ million)
2009 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 61,976 1,441 63,417
June 61,552 1,544 63,096
July 62,728 1,585 64,313
August 62,534 1,575 64,109
September 64,640 1,620 66,260
October 67,969 1,641 69,610
November 66,685 1,593 68,278
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
 
* 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.
** Updated after the original date of publication.