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6.1.2011
 
Foreign Exchange Reserves in the Bank of Israel, December 2010
 
Israel’s foreign exchange reserves at the end of December 2010 stood at USD 70,920 million, an increase of USD 2,642 million from their level at the end of November 2010.
The following factors explain the increase:
a. USD 1,815 million in foreign-exchange purchases by the Bank of Israel in the course of trading.
b. USD 757 million due to revaluation of the reserves.
c. USD 31 million in government transfers from abroad.
d. USD 39 million contributed by the private sector.
 
Israel's Forex 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 59,091 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 69,772 1,648 70,920
 
* 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.