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For immediate release: Dec. 11, 2001

DOLLAR UP SLIGHTLY IN NOVEMBER

In November the average monthly value for the trade-weighted dollar index of 15 major currencies tracked by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta rose 0.5 percent. Gains were registered on all subindexes except the Pacific-excluding-Japan subindex, which declined 0.3 percent. The European subindex led the overall increase with a 1.6 percent rise in November, and the Pacific and Americas measures both registered smaller increases. The classic subindex, which is the analogue of the original Atlanta index, was up 0.9 percent. The overall index in November was 2.9 percent higher than its year-ago level. On a daily basis, the overall index’s level at the end of November was 0.2 percent below its reading at the end of October but 2.4 percent above its level at the end of November 2000.

The Atlanta Fed index is based on 1995–97 bilateral trade weights for 15 currencies. The European subindex includes the European Monetary Union, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The Pacific subindex includes Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. The Americas subindex includes Brazil, Canada and Mexico. The overall dollar index includes the Saudi Arabian riyal along with the foregoing 14 currencies. The classic subindex includes the European Monetary Union, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia and Canada. All figures are indexes and not actual exchange rates. A rise in the index or subindex reflects a strengthening of the dollar against currencies included.


ATLANTA FED DOLLAR INDEXES: DECEMBER 2001 UPDATE
(1995 = 100)
Atlanta Fed
Overall Index
Monthly
Subindexes
Americas Europe Pacific Pacific
excluding
Japan
Classic
Monthly Averages
Levels:
11/01 129.870 128.856 136.431 128.225 126.840 125.591
10/01 129.251 128.652 134.237 128.071 127.270 124.486
11/00 126.227 125.598 141.018 119.622 122.210 121.696
05/95 (low) 96.925 97.085 99.231 95.303 98.733 97.435
Percent change:
10/01-11/01 0.5 0.2 1.6 0.1 -0.3 0.9
11/00-11/01 2.9 2.6 -3.3 7.2 3.8 3.2
05/95-11/01 34.0 32.7 37.5 34.5 28.5 28.9
Daily Data
Levels:
11/30/01 129.413 127.807 135.769 128.440 126.615 125.046
10/31/01 129.724 129.111 134.776 128.537 127.267 125.182
11/30/00 126.334 124.940 139.270 121.415 123.822 121.945
05/08/95 (low) 95.740 96.549 96.705 94.236 98.571 96.238
Percent change:
10/31/01-11/30/01 -0.2 -1.0 0.7 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
11/30/00-11/30/01 2.4 2.3 -2.5 5.8 2.3 2.5
05/08/95-11/30/01 35.2 32.4 40.4 36.3 28.5 29.9
Based on 1995–97 bilateral trade weights for 15 currencies. Technical details of country selection, weighting and index construction are available in the June/July 1986, Summer 1987, September/October 1990 and Third Quarter 1999 issues of the Atlanta Fed’s Economic Review.

Atlanta Fed Dollar Indexes Table: History