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FEDERAL

RESERVE

statistical

release
May 1, 1973

G. 5

FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES - APRIL 1973
The table below shows the average rates of exchange of twenty-five currencies in
April 1973 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 U.S. cents per unit of foreign currency)

Country
Argentina
Australia
Austria , .
Belgium-*-'
Canada
Ceylon
Denmark 4/
Finland ,
France-^
Germany 2/
India
Ireland
Italy 3/
Japan 3/
Malaysia
Mexico
Netherlands 4/
New Zealand
NorwayV
Portugal
South Africa
Spain
Sweden^/
Switzerland 2/
United Kingdom!/

Monetary
unit
Peso
Dollar
Schilling
Franc
Dollar
Rupee
Krone
Markka
Franc
D. Mark
Rupee
Pound
Lira
Yen
Dollar
Peso
Guilder
Dollar
Krone
Escudo
Rand
Peseta
Krona
Franc
Pound

April
—
141.5000
4.83297
2.48951
99.9280
15.7771
16.0990
25.8723
21.9592
35.2519
13.2552
248.3733
.169714
.376657
40.3066
8.00000
33.8904
132.9928
16.4285
3.9563
141.7047
1.72170
22.1611
30.8207
248.3733

1973
March
—
141.2909
4.87590
2.53775
100.3327
15.7740
16.2748
25.6275
22.1914
35.5482
13.2600
247.2404
.176036
.381923
39.9224
8.00000
34.8336
132.2105
16.9540
4.10047
141.4261
1.71830
22.5815
31.0836
247.2404

February
—
135.4588
4.85823
2.39813
100.4400
15.4069
15.3860
24.7281
20.9871
33.2730
12.9100
242.7472
.174214
.360406
37.6794
8.00000
33.1192
126.8735
16.0376
3.85625
134.9088
1.63550
21.9349
29.3256
242.7472

1972
April
—
119.1000
4.32362
2.26725
100.4305
16.6500
14.3014
24.0875
19.8521
31.4680
13.7350
261.0200
.171383
.329427
35.4055
8.00000
31.1418
119.3650
15.1509
3.69500
133.3150
1.54872
20.9069
25.9201
261.0200

1/ U.K. pound floated June 23, 1972
2/ Swiss franc floated January 23, 1973
3/ Italian lire and Japanese yen floated February 14, 1973
4/ France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Sweden,
and Norway floated March 19, 1973.