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Table 11.1
Interest rates and exchange rates

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Interest rates and exchange rates: Part 1
  Interest rates
Bank rate 1 Prime rate 90-day treasury bills  90-day commercial paper Conventional mortgage rate Long-term Canada bond rate (over 10 years)
        1-year 5-year  
v122530 v122495 v122484 v122491 v122520 v122521 v122487
  rates
2008 3.21 4.73 2.44 3.23 6.70 7.06 4.04
2009 0.65 2.40 0.37 0.65 4.02 5.63 3.89
August 2008 3.25 4.75 2.49 3.25 6.65 6.85 4.02
September 2008 3.25 4.75 2.15 3.45 6.65 6.85 4.14
October 2008 2.50 4.00 1.93 2.95 6.35 7.20 4.31
November 2008 2.50 4.00 1.87 2.68 6.35 7.20 4.00
December 2008 1.75 3.50 1.12 2.22 5.60 6.75 3.45
January 2009 1.25 3.00 0.93 1.30 5.00 5.79 3.74
February 2009 1.25 3.00 0.85 1.23 5.00 5.79 3.70
March 2009 0.75 2.50 0.47 1.05 4.50 5.55 3.63
April 2009 0.50 2.25 0.33 0.70 3.90 5.25 3.72
May 2009 0.50 2.25 0.20 0.60 3.90 5.25 4.11
June 2009 0.50 2.25 0.24 0.54 3.75 5.85 3.96
July 2009 0.50 2.25 0.24 0.40 3.75 5.85 4.10
August 2009 0.50 2.25 0.25 0.43 3.75 5.85 3.96
September 2009 0.50 2.25 0.23 0.39 3.70 5.49 3.87
October 2009 0.50 2.25 0.23 0.38 3.80 5.84 3.98
November 2009 0.50 2.25 0.23 0.39 3.60 5.59 3.84
December 2009 0.50 2.25 0.21 0.38 3.60 5.49 4.08
January 2010 0.50 2.25 0.19 0.38 3.60 5.49 3.92
February 2010 0.50 2.25 0.17 0.37 3.60 5.39 3.98
March 2010 0.50 2.25 0.24 0.41 3.60 5.85 3.99
April 2010 0.50 2.25 0.35 0.59 3.80 6.25 3.99
May 2010 0.50 2.25 0.42 0.60 3.70 5.99 3.58
June 2010 0.75 2.50 0.56 0.73 3.60 5.89 3.59
July 2010 1.00 2.75 0.60 0.90 3.50 5.79 3.71
August 2010 1.00 2.75 0.69 0.89 3.30 5.39 3.39
Interest rates and exchange rates: Part 2
  Exchange rates 2
United States dollar Reciprocal 3 British pound Euro Japanese yen CERI index 4
v37426  1 / v37426 3 v37430 v21570998 v37456 v41498903
  rates rates multiplied by 1000 1992=100
2008 1.067 0.937 1.961 1.560 10.39  112.53 
2009 1.142 0.876 1.780 1.585 12.20  106.03 
August 2008 1.054 0.948 1.985 1.573 9.64  113.03 
September 2008 1.058 0.945 1.901 1.517 9.93  113.07 
October 2008 1.185 0.844 1.994 1.569 11.87  102.42 
November 2008 1.218 0.821 1.866 1.553 12.58  100.08 
December 2008 1.234 0.810 1.834 1.663 13.52  98.09 
January 2009 1.226 0.815 1.773 1.623 13.60  98.90 
February 2009 1.245 0.803 1.794 1.593 13.42  98.01 
March 2009 1.265 0.791 1.791 1.649 12.92  96.68 
April 2009 1.224 0.817 1.801 1.616 12.38  99.41 
May 2009 1.151 0.869 1.777 1.573 11.92  104.99 
June 2009 1.127 0.888 1.844 1.579 11.66  107.00 
July 2009 1.122 0.891 1.836 1.580 11.91  107.11 
August 2009 1.088 0.919 1.797 1.552 11.47  110.36 
September 2009 1.082 0.924 1.765 1.576 11.85  110.65 
October 2009 1.055 0.948 1.710 1.563 11.67  113.31 
November 2009 1.060 0.944 1.758 1.580 11.89  112.51 
December 2009 1.054 0.948 1.712 1.538 11.74  113.38 
January 2010 1.043 0.959 1.686 1.488 11.45  114.85 
February 2010 1.057 0.946 1.651 1.445 11.72  113.88 
March 2010 1.023 0.978 1.540 1.388 11.28  117.77 
April 2010 1.005 0.995 1.541 1.348 10.76  120.01 
May 2010 1.040 0.962 1.525 1.305 11.31  116.85 
June 2010 1.038 0.963 1.532 1.268 11.43  117.33 
July 2010 1.043 0.959 1.595 1.336 11.91  115.89 
August 2010 1.041 0.960 1.629 1.342 12.21  115.86 
Last Wednesday of the month for monthly data.
Canadian dollars per unit
The reciprocal is obtained by dividing the number ''1'' by the Cansim series V37426.
Canadian dollar exchange rate index (CERI) (1992=100). A rise in the index indicates an increase in the value of the Canadian dollar.
Source(s):
Bank of Canada, Public Information Service (1-800-303-1282). CANSIM tables: 176-0043, 176-0064 and 387-0006.