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FEDERAL RESERVE statistical release
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G.5(405)

O c t o b e r 2 9 , 1993

FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES
OCTOBER 1993
THE TABLE BELOW SHOWS THE AVERAGE RATES OF EXCHANGE I N OCTOBER 1993 TOGETHER
WITH COMPARABLE FIGURES FOR OTHER MONTHS. 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)
MONETARY
UNIT

1993
October

1993
September

^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

0.6610
11.540
35.674
1.3263
5.8013
6.6379
1.1585
5.7554
5.7541
1.6405
237.93
7.7307
31.505
1.4319
1600.93
107.02
2.5478
1.8438
0.5526
7.1755
169.60
1.5735
3.3924
813.45
132.18
48.954
8.0195
1.4432
26.865
25.269
1.5023

0.6517
11.402
34.847
1.3215
5.8015
6.6336
1.1721
5.7868
5.6724
1.6219
232.56
7.7384
31.578
1.4340
1569.10
105.57
2.5475
1.8214
0.5516
7.0829
166.28
1.5972
3.4135
811.84
130.54
48.854
8.0170
1.4182
26.931
25.196
1.5248

0.6774
11.920
35.985
1.3080
5.7906
6.8976
1.1255
5.8315
5.9298
1.6944
237.64
7.7515
31.612
1.3905
1603.75
103.77
2.5514
1.9062
0.5526
7.3579
173.27
1.6100
3.3660
811.94
138.51
48.750
8.0466
1.4966
26.950
25.191
1.4914

0.7148
10.436
30.580
1.2453
5.5486
5.7278
1.3174
4.7096
5.0370
1.4851
192.50
7.7298
28.477
1.7719
1309.64
121.17
2.5044
1.6717
0.5394
6.0562
132.33
1.6081
2.8923
786.79
105.74
44.276
5.6006
1.3176
25.278
25.253
1.6529

MEMO:
^UNITED STATES

DOLLAR

93.29

92.07

94.32

85.03

COUNTRY

1993
August

1992
October

*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 1 9 7 2 - 7 6 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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