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FEDERAL RESERVE statistical release

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OCTOBER 30, 1981

G-5(405)

FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES
OCTOBER

1981

1HE TABLE BELOW S H O W S THE A V E R A G E BATES OF EXCHANGE OF TWENTY—FOUR CURRENCIES IN
OCTOBER
1981
TOGETHER WITH COMPARABLE FIGURES FOR OTHER MONTHS. A V E R A G E S ARE
BASED ON DAILY NOON BUYING BATES FOR CABLE TRANSFERS IN NEC YORK CITY CERTIFIED
FOR CUSTOMS P U R P O S E S BY THE FEDERAL R E S E R V E BANK OF NEW YORK.
(RATES IN U.S. CENTS PER UNIT OF FOREIGN C U R R E N C Y )

COUNTRY

MONETARY
UNIT

1981
OCTOBER

1981
SEPTEMBER

1981
AUGUST

AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA
BELGIUM
CANADA
DENMARK
FINLAND
PRANCE
GERMANY
INDIA
IRELAND
ITALY
JAPAN
MALAYSIA
MEXICO
NETHERLANDS
NEW ZEALAND
NORWAY
PORTUGAL
SOUTH AFRICA
SPAIN
SRI LANKA
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
UNITED KINGDOM

DOLLAR
SCHILLING
FRANC
DOLLAR
KRONE
MARKKA
FRANC
D. MARK
RUPEE
POUND
LIRA
YEN
RINGGIT
PESO
GUILDER
DOLLAR
KRONE
ESCUDO
RAND
PESETA
RUPEE
KRONA
FRANC
POUND

114-3170
6.33563
2.65571
83.1356
13.8248
22.6013
17.7617
44.3703
10.9480
157.4975
0.083743
0.431984
43.4996
3.9371
40.1507
82.3547
16.8966
1.54580
104.6137
1.04164
4.8372
18.0228
53.0795
184.0=680

114.8628
6.05540
2.59777
83.2751
13.5520
22.2253
17.7692
42.5450
10.9712
155.0428
0.084244
0.435820
42.5267
3.9859
38.3287
82.6437
16.7793
1.52684
105.5585
1.04065
5.0056
18.4353
49.5114
181.4618

113.9866
5.69675
2.44661
81.7658
12.7317
21.6065
16.7204
39.9880
11.0379
146.0366
0.080381
0.428806
42.1186
4.0301
36.0091
82.3313
16.1772
1.49992
105.2704
0.99864
5. 1932
18.8697
46.0910
182.0309

MEMO: *
UNITED STATES*

DOLLAR

106.34

107.98

112.29

1980
OCTOBER
117.4285
7.67135
3.38750
85.5383
17.6386
27.1219
23.4886
54.2804
12.9323
203.8785
0.114407
0.477769
46.9023
4.3324
50.0522
98.0694
20.4205
1.97556
133.1304
1.34229
5.9707
23.8449
60.1853
241.6443
86.59

•INDEX OF WEIGHTED A V E R A G E E X C H A N G E VALUE OF U.S. DOLLAR A G A I N S T CURRENCIES OF
OTHER G - 1 0 COUNTRIES PLUS SWITZERLAND. MARCH 1973 = 100. WEIGHTS ARE 1972-76
GLOBAL TRADE OF EACH OF THE 10 COUNTRIES. SERIES R E V I S E D AS OF AUGUST 1978. FOR
DESCRIPTION AND BACK DATA, SEE "INDEX OF 1HE W E I G H T E D - A V E R A G E EXCHANGE VALUE
OF THE U.S. D O L L A R : REVISION" ON PAGE 700 OF THE AUGUST 1978 FEDERAL RESERVE
BULLETIN.