Foreign Exchange Reserves in the Bank of Israel, August 2016

Israel’s foreign exchange reserves at the end of August 2016 stood at $97,626 million, an increase of $233 million from their level at the end of the previous month.
 
The increase was the result of:
a.       Private sector transfers totaling about $102 million.
b.      A revaluation[a] that increased the reserves by about $137 million.
 
These were partly offset by Government transfers to abroad totaling about $6 million.
 
Israel's Foreign Exchange Reserves
$ million
 
Date
Reserves bought under the natural gas purchase program
Reserves excluding IMF (including reserves bought under the natural gas purchase program)
Reserves at the IMF[b]
Total Foreign Exchange Reserves
August 2015
7,670
87,370
1,628
88,998
September 2015
7,925
87,848c
1,628
89,476c
October 2015
8,185
87,610
1,620
89,230
November 2015
8,185
87,231
1,591
88,822
December 2015
8,700
88,942c
1,633
90,575c
January 2016
9,000
88,862c
1,625
90,487c
February 2016
9,000
89,341
1,278
90,619c
March 2016
9,300
93,476
1,304
94,780c
April 2016
9,300
94,378c
1,306
95,684c
May 2016
9,600
95,170
1,293
96,463
June 2016
9,600
95,594
1,041
96,635
July 2016
9,900
96,356
1,037
97,393
August 2016
9,900
96,588
1,038
97,626
 


[a] This includes Bank of Israel payments and receipts in foreign currency.
[b] This column includes Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), the balance of NAB loans, and the balance of Israel's reserve tranche in the IMF.
c Updated after the original date of publication.