H.10(512) October 13, 2000
FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES
FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 13, 2000
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is advised that the Federal Reserve
Bank of New York has certified for customs purposes the following noon buying rates in
New York City for cable transfers payable in foreign currencies:
(Rates in currency units per U.S. dollar except as noted)
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This release is available online at http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/H10.
For more information on exchange rate indexes for the U.S. dollar, see "New Summary Measures
of the Foreign Exchange Value of the Dollar," Federal Reserve Bulletin, vol. 84 (October 1998),
pp. 811-18 (http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/bulletin/) and "Index of the Weighted-Average
Exchange Value of the U.S. Dollar: Revision," Federal Reserve Bulletin, vol. 64 (August 1978),
p.700. Weights for broad index can be found at http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/H10/Weights;
weights for the major currencies index and the other important trading partners (OITP) index are
derived from the broad index weights. The most recent annual revision to the trade weights has
produced revised index values that appear in the dollar indexes starting with the
November 1, 1999, release.
* U.S. dollars per currency unit.
1) A weighted average of the foreign exchange value of the U.S. dollar against the currencies
of a broad group of major U.S. trading partners.
2) A weighted average of the foreign exchange value of the U.S. dollar against a subset of
the broad index currencies that circulate widely outside the country of issue.
3) A weighted average of the foreign exchange value of the U.S. dollar against a subset of
the broad index currencies that do not circulate widely outside the country of issue.
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As of the January 11, 1999 release, the euro is reported in place of the individual euro-area
currencies. These currency rates can be derived from the euro rate by using the fixed conversion
rates (in currencies per euro) given below:
1 EUR = 13.7603 AUSTRIAN SCHILLINGS
= 40.3399 BELGIAN FRANCS
= 5.94573 FINNISH MARKKAS
= 6.55957 FRENCH FRANCS
= 1.95583 GERMAN MARKS
= .787564 IRISH POUNDS
= 1936.27 ITALIAN LIRE
= 40.3399 LUXEMBOURG FRANCS
= 2.20371 NETHERLANDS GUILDERS
= 200.482 PORTUGUESE ESCUDOS
= 166.386 SPANISH PESETAS