SDR Valuation Basket

Currency Amounts in the New SDR Basket

Currency amounts refer to the number of units of each currency in the SDR basket and play a central role in the daily valuation of the SDR. They are determined on the transition date and remain fixed over the five-year SDR valuation period. Each business day during the valuation period, the value of the SDR (in U.S. dollars) is calculated as the sum of the currency amounts, valued at daily exchange rates of the currencies against the U.S. dollar.

The currency amounts for the new SDR basket will be determined and published on September 30, 2016 (transition date), based on exchange rates from July 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016. The daily exchange rates that will be used in the calculation of the final currency amounts on September 30, 2016 are available here:

Daily FX rates for transition period

The IMF publishes illustrative currency amounts in the lead up to the transition date to assist SDR users in preparing for the changeover to the new SDR valuation basket. Updated illustrative currency amounts will be published on a weekly basis every Monday through September 26 (except for one publication on Tuesday September 6, as September 5 is an IMF holiday).

Illustrative currency amounts
(Updated on weekly basis every Monday through September 26)
Illustrative Calculation of Currency Amounts in the New SDR Basket       September 26, 2016
Illustrative Calculation of Currency Amounts in the New SDR Basket       September 19, 2016
Illustrative Calculation of Currency Amounts in the New SDR Basket       September 12, 2016
Illustrative Calculation of Currency Amounts in the New SDR Basket       September 6, 2016