SDR Valuation

The currency value of the SDR is determined by summing the values in U.S. dollars, based on market exchange rates, of a basket of major currencies (the U.S. dollar, Euro, Japanese yen, and pound sterling). The SDR currency value is calculated daily (except on IMF holidays or whenever the IMF is closed for business) and the valuation basket is reviewed and adjusted every five years.

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SDR rates as of:           

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Currency Currency amount under Rule O-1 Exchange rate 1 U.S. dollar equivalent Percent change in exchange rate against U.S. dollar from previous calculation
Euro 0.4230 1.38530 0.585982 0.108
Japanese yen 12.1000 102.09000 0.118523 0.167
Pound sterling 0.1110 1.68140 0.186635 0.149
U.S. dollar 0.6600 1.00000 0.660000
1.551140
U.S.$1.00 = SDR 0.644687 2 -0.071 3
SDR1 = US$ 1.55114 4
Footnotes
1 The exchange rate for the Japanese yen is expressed in terms of currency units per U.S. dollar; other rates are expressed as U.S. dollars per currency unit.
2 IMF Rule O-2(a) defines the value of the U.S. dollar in terms of the SDR as the reciprocal of the sum of the equivalents in U.S. dollars of the amounts of the currencies in the SDR basket, rounded to six significant digits. Each U.S. dollar equivalent is calculated on the basis of the middle rate between the buying and selling exchange rates at noon in the London market. If the exchange rate for any currency cannot be obtained from the London Market, the rate shall be the middle rate between the buying and selling exchange rates at noon in the New York market or, if not available there, the rate shall be determined on the basis of euro reference rates published by the European Central Bank.
3 Percent change in value of one U.S. dollar in terms of SDRs from previous calculation.
4 The reciprocal of the value of the U.S dollar in terms of the SDR, rounded to six significant digits.
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