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FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES

March 29, 1996

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MARCH 1996
THE TABLE BELOW SHOWS THE AVERAGE RATES OF EXCHANGE IN MARCH 1996 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

COUNTRY
^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
MEMO:
**UNITED STATES

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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

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1996
March
0.7714
10.341
30.371
1.3656
8.3495
5.7074
1.2538
4.6066
5.0583
1.4776
241.54
7.7325
34.485
1.5721
1562.43
105.94
2.5417
7.5682
1.6540
0.6808
6.4277
152.93
1.4095
3.9293
781.31
124.39
53.748
6.7318
1.1959
27.400
25.250
1.5271
86.57

1996
February
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10.321
30.115
1.3752
8.3338
5.6749
1.2530
4.5532
5.0440
1.4669
242.21
7.7323
36.595
1.5810
1570.00
105.79
2.5487
7.5183
1.6424
0.6749
6.4103
152.49
1.4115
3.7420
780.12
123.65
53.716
6.8775
1.1967
27.485
25.250
1.5360
86.41

1996
January

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March

0.7417
10.296
30.080
1.3b69
8.3384
5.6618
1.2602
4.4510
5.0117
1.4635
240.91
7.7329
35.812
1.5818
1584.87
105.75
2.5563
7.4806
1.6388
0.6619
6.4275
151.90
1.4211
3.6413
787.13
123.38
53.874
6.7405
1.1818
27.406
25.298
1.5288

0.7345
9.898
29.035
1.4077
8.4483
5.6281
1.3022
4.3967
4.9756
1.4061
228.53
7.7318
31.587
1.5976
1688.99
90.52
2.5464
6.7770
1.5774
0.6460
6.2730
147.92
1.4216
3.6013
781.81
128.58
49.627
7.2787
1.1709
26.102
24.760
1.6002

86.23

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**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 1 * 7 8 FEDERAL RESERVE BULLETIN.
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