IMF Special Drawing Rights Overview

Special drawing rights (ISO 4217 currency code XDR, also abbreviated SDR) are supplementary foreign-exchange reserve assets defined and maintained by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The XDR is the unit of account for the IMF, and is not a currency per se. XDRs instead represent a claim to currency held by IMF member countries for which they may be exchanged. The XDR was created in 1969 to supplement a shortfall of preferred foreign-exchange reserve assets, namely gold and the U.S. dollar.XDRs are allocated to countries by the IMF. Private parties do not hold or use them. The amount of XDRs in existence was around XDR 21.4 billion in August 2009. During the global financial crisis of 2009, an additional XDR 182.6 billion were allocated to "provide liquidity to the global economic system and supplement member countries’ official reserves". By October 2014, the amount of XDRs in existence was XDR 204 billion.The value of the XDR is based on a basket of key international currencies reviewed by IMF every five years. The weights assigned to each currency in the XDR basket are adjusted to take into account their current prominence in terms of international trade and national foreign exchange reserves. In the review conducted in November 2015, the IMF decided that the Renminbi (Chinese yuan) would be added to the basket effective October 1, 2016. From that date, the XDR basket now consists of the following five currencies: U.S. dollar 41.73%, Euro 30.93%, Renminbi (Chinese yuan) 10.92%, Japanese yen 8.33%, British pound 8.09%.

IMF Special Drawing Rights to USD Exchange rates Chart

IMF Special Drawing Rights to USD Exchange rates Chart

IMF Special Drawing Rights Exchange rates Table

Exchange IMF Special Drawing Rights You buy XDR You sell XDR
Japanese Yen 0.007 148.232
US Dollar 0.734 1.363
Euro 0.797 1.254
British Pound 0.910 1.099
Canadian Dollar 0.522 1.917
Australian Dollar 0.457 2.188

IMF Special Drawing Rights Tweets

IMF Special Drawing Rights added 1 tweet
2020-03-29 16:06:09 UTC
RT @AmberMurrey: Can the @IMFNews help countries of the majority world cope w/ imminent economic crisis of COVID-19...? @ecuarauz on… https://t.co/0DB3o9nCl7
IMF Special Drawing Rights added 1 tweet
2020-03-29 16:02:02 UTC
RT @AmberMurrey: Can the @IMFNews help countries of the majority world cope w/ imminent economic crisis of COVID-19...? @ecuarauz on… https://t.co/0DB3o9nCl7
IMF Special Drawing Rights added 1 tweet
2020-03-29 15:58:47 UTC
Can the @IMFNews help countries of the majority world cope w/ imminent economic crisis of COVID-19...? @ecuarauz on… https://t.co/0DB3o9nCl7
IMF Special Drawing Rights added 1 tweet
2020-03-29 14:58:37 UTC
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IMF Special Drawing Rights added 1 tweet
2020-03-29 14:32:52 UTC
Clearly action on IMF resources is urgently needed. This can be useful, as in '09. But what was crucial in '09 were… https://t.co/ljcuGyf8xP
IMF Special Drawing Rights added 1 tweet
2020-03-29 14:27:18 UTC
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IMF Special Drawing Rights added 1 tweet
2020-03-29 14:27:01 UTC
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IMF Special Drawing Rights added 1 tweet
2020-03-29 14:06:39 UTC
IMF should agree on a rapid issuance of at least $500bn in international liquidity, in the form of additional Speci… https://t.co/BJCo3Dfkas
IMF Special Drawing Rights added 1 tweet
2020-03-29 14:11:02 UTC
Emerging market experts are urging the #IMF to issue $500 billion in #SDRs (Special Drawing Rights), the closest th… https://t.co/oIXoOdh8WM

IMF Special Drawing Rights Videos

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IMF Special Drawing Rights News

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It's in the EU's interest to step up humanitarian, social and economic aid and do whatever it takes to support African economies about to be hit by the coronavirus, writes Luca Jahier.

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Africa: AU Bureau Calls for International Support Amid COVID-19

With an urgent need for medical supplies and equipment to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, African Union (AU) Member States have called for international cooperation and support.

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Coronavirus is worst crisis since World War II: UN Chief Antonio Guterres

Guterres called for a much stronger and more effective global response to coronavirus pandemic and to social and economic devastation that COVID-19 is causing

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Headline Gordon Brown, Erik Berglöf, and Jeremy Farrar: Only an international coalition can defeat the coronavirus

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IMF Special Drawing Rights Currency converter

IMF Special Drawing Rights Exchange rates

1 USD to IDR
Bandung, Republic of Indonesia.
1500000000 INR to USD
Nagpur, Republic of India.
1000000 INR to GBP
Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
325 HRK to EUR
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
325 HRK to EUR
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
325 HRK to MKD
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
325 HRK to MKD
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
150 USD to IDR
Medan, Republic of Indonesia.
30 GBP to USD
Plymouth, United States.
2 USD to INR
Hyderabad, Republic of India.
10000 EUR to EGP in MUNICH
Lauf an der Pegnitz, Federal Republic of Germany.
125000 HUF to USD
Falls Church, United States.
5000 RUB to AZN
Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.
1 GBP to USD
Ballymena, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
1000 RUB to USD
Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.
2 EUR to COP
Ibagué, Republic of Colombia.
100 USD to INR
Kolkata, Republic of India.