Israel’s foreign exchange reserves at the end
of November 2016 stood at $97,127 million, a decrease of $836 million from
their level at the end of the previous month.

 

The decrease
was the result of:

a.      
A revaluation[a] that decreased the reserves by about
$867 million.

b.     
Government transfers to abroad totaling about $19
million

 

These were partly offset by private sector transfers totaling about $50
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

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

89,341c

1,278

90,619c

March 2016

9,300

93,476c

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

97,380c

1,049

98,429c

October 2016

10,200

96,931

1,032

97,963

November 2016

10,200

95,948

1,179

97,127

 


[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.​