Israel’s foreign exchange reserves at the end of September 2016 stood at $98,415 million, an increase of $789 million from their level at the end of the previous month.
 
The increase was the result of:
a.       Foreign currency purchases by the Bank of Israel totaling $575 million.
b.      Government transfers from abroad totaling about $148 million.
c.       A revaluation[a] that increased the reserves by about $210 million.
 
These were partly offset by private sector transfers totaling about $144 million.
 
Israel’s Foreign Exchange Reserves
$ million
 
Date
Reserves bought under the natural gas purchase program
Reserves excluding IMF (including reserves bought under the natural gas purchase program)
Reserves at the IMF[b]
Total Foreign Exchange Reserves
September 2015
7,925
87,848c
1,628
89,476c
October 2015
8,185
87,610
1,620
89,230
November 2015
8,185
87,231
1,591
88,822
December 2015
8,700
88,942c
1,633
90,575c
January 2016
9,000
88,862c
1,625
90,487c
February 2016
9,000
89,341
1,278
90,619c
March 2016
9,300
93,476
1,304
94,780c
April 2016
9,300
94,378c
1,306
95,684c
May 2016
9,600
95,170
1,293
96,463
June 2016
9,600
95,594
1,041
96,635
July 2016
9,900
96,356
1,037
97,393
August 2016
9,900
96,588
1,038
97,626
September 2016
9,900
97,366
1,049
98,415
 

[a] This includes Bank of Israel payments and receipts in foreign currency.
[b] This column includes Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), the balance of NAB loans, and the balance of Israel’s reserve tranche in the IMF.
c Updated after the original date of publication.