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IMF Financial Data

International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
Published Date:
August 2006
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Total IMF credit and loans outstanding, by region

(billion SDRs, end of period)

HIPC debt relief1

(billion SDRs, end of period)

1Cumulative disbursements under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative.

Major currencies, rates per SDR
August 15, 2006Year ago

(August 15, 2005)
Japanese yen171.876162.254
U.K. pound0.8020.831
U.S. dollar1.4661.444

Related rates

SDR interest rate, rate of charge on IMF nonconcessional loans outstanding, and dollars per SDR

Note: Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) are an international reserve asset, created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement the existing official reserves of member countries. SDRs are allocated to member countries in proportion to their IMF quotas. The SDR alsoserves as the unit of account of the IMF and some other international organizations. Its value is based on a basket of key international currencies.

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