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RESEARCH LIBRARY

FOREIGN E X C H A N G E RATES
DECEMBER 1995

THE TABLE BELOW SHOWS THE AVERAGE RATES OF EXCHANGE IN DECEMBER 1995 TOGETHER
WITH COMPARABLE FIGURES FOR OTHER MONTHS. AVERAGES ARE BASED ON DAILY NOON BUYING
RATES FOR CABLE TRANSFERS IN NEW YORK CITY CERTIFIED FOR CUSTOMS PURPOSES BY
THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK.

(RATES IN CURRENCY UNITS PER DOLLAR)

MONETARY
UNIT

1995
December

1995
November

•AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA
BELGIUM
CANADA
CHINA,P.R.
DENMARK
•EURO COMMUNITY
FINLAND
FRANCE
GERMANY
GREECE
HONG KONG
INDIA
•IRELAND
ITALY
JAPAN
MALAYSIA
MEXICO
NETHERLANDS
•NEW ZEALAND
NORWAY
PORTUGAL
SINGAPORE
SOUTH AFRICA
SOUTH KOREA
SPAIN
SRI LANKA
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
TAIWAN
THAILAND
•UNITED KINGDOM

DOLLAR
SCHILLING
FRANC
DOLLAR
YUAN
KRONE
ECU
MARKKA
FRANC
D. MARK
DRACHMA
DOLLAR
RUPEE
POUND
LIRA
YEN
RINGGIT
PESO
GUILDER
DOLLAR
KRONE
ESCUDO
DOLLAR
RAND
WON
PESETA
RUPEE
KRONA
FRANC
DOLLAR
BAHT
POUND

0.7405
10.142
29.615
1.3693
8.3350
5.5791
1.2755
4.3361
4.9565
1.4406
238.06
7.7345
34.966
1.5918
1593.88
101.85
2.5399
7.6870
1.6127
0.6500
6.3579
151.03
1.4148
3.6032
771.31
122.53
53.808
6.63^3
1.1631
27.315
25.164
1.5405

MEMO:
^•UNITED STATES

DOLLAR

COUNTRY

85.07

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1995
October

1994
December

0.7453
9.974
29.154
1.3534
8.3334
5.4923
1.2957
4.2489
4.8882
1.4173
234.16
7.7338
34.710
1.6054
1592.67
101.94
2.5389
7.6936
1.5877
0.6522
6.2536
148.68
1.4128
3.6499
769.78
121.81
53.199
6.6088
1.1437
27.257
25.166
1.5625

0.7570
9.954
29.105
1.3458
8.3353
5.4912
1.2985
4.2781
4.9374
1.4143
232.65
7.7317
34.656
1.6132
1605.69
100.84
2.5324
6.7452
1.5846
0.6590
6.2397
148.94
1.4231
3.6502
767.20
122.51
52.539
6.8301
1.1453
26.925
25.115
1.5779

0.7739
11.063
32.329
1.3893
8.5119
6.1614
1.2126
4.8590
5.4132
1.5716
242.96
7.7379
31.389
1.5336
1633.71
100.18
2.5626
3.9748
1.7601
0.6373
6.8561
161.21
1.4657
3.5t>14
1 794.81
132.31
49.531
7.5161
1.3289
26.381
25.109
1.5587

84.14

84.10

89.64

•VALUE IS U.S. DOLLARS
••INDEX OF WEIGHTED AVERAGE EXCHANGE VALUE OF U.S. DOLLAR AGAINST CURRENCIES OF OTHER
G-10 COUNTRIES. MARCH 1973 = 100. WEIGHTS ARE 1972-76 GLOBAL TRADE OF EACH OF THE
10 COUNTRIES. SERIES REVISED AS OF AUGUST 1978. FOR DESCRIPTION AND BACK DATA, SEE
"INDEX OF THE WEIGHTED-AVERAGE EXCHANGE VALUE OF THE U.S. DOLLAR: REVISION” ON PAGE
700 OF THE AUGUST 1978 FEDERAL RESERVE BULLETIN.
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