June 2007 (May data)
June 2007 (May data)For immediate release: June 7, 2007
Dollar Down Again in May
The average monthly value for the trade-weighted dollar index of 15 major currencies tracked by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta fell 0.9 percent in May from the previous month—its fourth consecutive monthly decline. The Americas subindex dropped 2.9 percent, while the Pacific-excluding-Japan subindex fell 0.2 percent. These declines were partially offset by a 0.5 percent gain on the Pacific subindex and a 0.1 percent rise on the European subindex. The classic subindex, which is the analogue of the original Atlanta index, fell 0.8 percent in May. The overall index in May was down 1.2 percent from a year ago. On a daily basis, the overall index fell 0.6 percent from the end of April to the end of May and was 1.9 percent below its level at the end of May 2006.
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: JUNE 2007 UPDATE
(1995 = 100)
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.