Selected Decisions and Selected Documents of the IMF, Thirty- Eighth Issue -- Review of the Method of Valuation of the SDR

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ARTICLE XV, SECTION 2
Valuation of the Special Drawing Right

REVIEW OF THE METHOD OF VALUATION OF THE SDR

The Executive Board, having reviewed the list and the weights of the currencies that determine the value of the special drawing right (SDR) in accordance with Decision No. 12281-(00/98) G/S, adopted October 11, 2000, decides that, with effect from January 1, 2011, the list of the currencies in the SDR valuation basket shall remain the same, and the weight of each of these currencies to be used to calculate the amount of each of these currencies in the basket will be as follows:

Currency Weight (in percent)
U.S. dollar 41.9
Euro 37.4
Japanese yen 9.4
Pound sterling 11.3

(SM/10/292, 10/26/10)

Decision No. 14769-(10/110) G/S,

November 15, 20101

1 Ed. Note: On October 1, 2016, this decision as amended will be superseded by Decision No. 15891-(15/109), November 30, 2015 (see p. 799 below).

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