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FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES THE TABLE BELOW SHOWS THE AVERAGE RATES OF EXCHANGE IN JANUARY 2001 TOGETHER WITH COMPARABLE FIGURES FOR OTHER MONTHS. AVERAGES ARE BASED ON DAILY NOON BUYING RATES FOR CABLE TRANSFERS IN NEW YORK CITY CERTIFIED FOR CUSTOMS PURPOSES BY THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK. (Currency units per U.S. dollar except as noted) MONETARY UNIT DOLLAR REAL DOLLAR YUAN KRONE EURO DRACHMA DOLLAR RUPEE YEN RINGGIT PESO DOLLAR KRONE DOLLAR RAND WON RUPEE KRONA FRANC DOLLAR BAHT POUND BOLIVAR DOLLAR JAN97=100 MAR73=100 JAN97=100 2001 January 0.5552 1.9561 1.5032 8.2776 7.9629 0.9376 N.A. 7.7998 46.61 116.67 3.8000 9.769 0.4442 8.7817 1.7380 7.7786 1272.63 85.833 9.4910 1.6305 32.721 43.149 1.4775 700.02 2000 December 0.5466 1.9632 1.5219 8.2771 8.3059 0.8983 379.58 7.7991 46.78 112.21 3.8000 9.467 0.4297 9.0616 1.7361 7.6439 1216.94 82.030 9.6604 1.6855 33.123 43.246 1.4629 698.85 2000 November 0.5218 1.9483 1.5426 8.2774 8.6992 0.8552 397.94 7.7991 46.82 109.01 3.8000 9.508 0.3990 9.3524 1.7478 7.6889 1156.54 80.380 10.0965 1.7779 32.433 43.791 1.4258 695.77 2000 January 0.6560 1.8057 1.4486 8.2792 7.3492 1.0131 326.86 7.7791 43.59 105.30 3.8000 9.494 0.5127 8.0241 1.6757 6.1309 1130.99 73.140 8.4918 1.5903 30.890 37.380 1.6404 652.81

COUNTRY *AUSTRALIA BRAZIL CANADA CHINA, P.R. DENMARK *EMU MEMBERS GREECE HONG KONG INDIA JAPAN MALAYSIA MEXICO *NEW ZEALAND NORWAY SINGAPORE SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH KOREA SRI LANKA SWEDEN SWITZERLAND TAIWAN THAILAND *UNITED KINGDOM VENEZUELA MEMO: UNITED STATES 1)BROAD 2)MAJOR CURRENCY 3)OITP

123.63 100.31 135.95

123.76 101.34 134.53

124.69 103.16 133.79

115.95 93.14 129.14

This release is available online at http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/G5. 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/). Weights for the 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 (OITIP) index are derived from the broad index weights. The most recent annual revision to the trade weights and the dollar indexes took effect with the February 1, 2001, release of this report. * 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. For information about your subscription to this release or about receiving it in document form, please call publication services at Federal Reserve Board at (202) 452-3244. The euro is reported in place of the individual eure-area currencies. These currency rates can be derived from the dollar/euro rate by using the fixed conversion rates (in currencies per euro) given below: 1 EURO = = = = = = = = = = = = 13.7603 40.3399 5.94573 6.55957 1.95583 .787564 1936.27 40.3399 2.20371 200.482 166.386 340.750 AUSTRIAN SCHILLINGS BELGIAN FRANCS FINNISH MARKKAS FRENCH FRANCS GERMAN MARKS IRISH POUNDS ITALIAN LIRE LUXEMBOURG FRANCS NETHERLANDS GUILDERS PORTUGUESE ESCUDOS SPANISH PESETAS GREEK DRACHMAS