Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Effective Exchange Rate Indexes: January 2017 Update

The NEER and REER page has been updated, as has the Google Docs version.

Summary

Both the NEER and REER continued to decline in January, by 0.46% and 0.44% respectively, though the depreciation pace has dropped off substantially. Again, this marks new historical lows for these indices (since the beginning of the series in January 2000).

Looking at the breakdown, however, it’s really stability against the USD (and some gains against the GBP and INR), and negative against virtually everyone else. The biggest dropoff is against the AUD, where the MYR has been on an 8 month losing streak for a cumulative -11.8%.

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Changelog:

  1. Indexes have been updated to January 2017
  2. CPI deflators and forecasts have been updated for December 2016/January 2017