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FEDERAL RESERVE statistical release
J a n u a r y 6 , 1993

G.5A1512)

FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES

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THE TABLE BELOW SHOWS THE AVERAGE RATES OF EXCHANGE I N 1992 TOGETHER
WITH COMPARABLE FIGURES FOR OTHER YEARS. AVERAGES ARE BASED ON DAILY NOON BUYING
RATES FOR CABLE TRANSFERS I N NEW YORK CITY CERTIFIED FOR CUSTOMS PURPOSES BY
THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK.
(RATES I N CURRENCY UNITS PER DOLLAR)

COUNTRY

MONETARY
UNIT

^AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA
BELGIUM
CANADA
CHINA,P.R.
DENMARK
*EURO COMMUNITY
FINLAND
FRANCE
GERMANY
GREECE
HONG KONG
INDIA
^IRELAND
ITALY
JAPAN
MALAYSIA
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
GUILDER
DOLLAR
KRONE
ESCUDO
DOLLAR
RAND
WON
PESETA
RUPEE
KRONA
FRANC
DOLLAR
BAHT
POUND

MEMO:
BHJNITED STATES

DOLLAR

1992

1991

1990

1989

0.7352
10.992
32.148
1.2085
5.5206
6.0372
1.2951
4.4865
5.2935
1.5618
190.81
7.7402
28.156
1.7042
1232.17
126.78
2.5463
1.7587
0.5379
6.2142
135.07
1.6294
2.8524
784.58
102.38
44.013
5.8258
1.4064
25.160
25.411
176.6306

0.7787
11.686
34.195
1.1460
5.3337
6.4038
1.2401
4.0521
5.6468
1.6610
182.63
7.7712
22.712
1.6139
1241.28
134.59
2.7503
1.8720
0.5783
6.4912
144.77
1.7283
2.7633
736.73
104.01
41.200
6.0521
1.4356
26.759
25.528
176.7354

0.7807
11.331
33.424
1.1668
4.7921
6.1899
1.2976
3.8300
5.4467
1.6166
158.59
7.7899
17.492
1.6576
1198.27
145.00
2.7057
1.8215
0.5962
6.2541
142.70
1.8134
2.5885
710.64
101.96
40.078
5.9231
1.3901
26.918
25.609
178.4103

0.7919
13.236
39.409
1.1842
3.7673
7.3210
N. A.
4.2963
6.3802
1.8808
162.60
7.8008
16.213
1.4180
1372.28
138.07
2.7079
2.1219
0.5979
6.9131
157.53
1.9511
2.6214
674.29
118.44
35.947
6.4559
1.6369
26.407
25.725
163.8202

86.61

89.84

89.09

98.60

•VALUE I S 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.