Azerbaijani Central Bank unveils amount of foreign currency sold to local banks

  17 November 2020    Read: 331
Azerbaijani Central Bank unveils amount of foreign currency sold to local banks

The Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) sold $62.3 million to banks at the foreign exchange auction held with the participation of the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) on November 17, 2020, the press service of the CBA reported.

The demand from banks at the auction decreased by 1.7 percent compared to the previous indicator and was fully met.

At the end of the auction, the weighted average rate of the manat to the dollar amounted to 1.7 AZN / USD.

On March 10, 2020, the first foreign exchange auction in a long time was held with the participation of the SOFAZ, during which Azerbaijani banks purchased $323.2 million.

The CBA began to conduct currency auctions through a one-way sale of currency in a competitive environment from mid-January 2017.

In March 2020, the CBA decided to hold extraordinary currency auctions in connection with the increased demand of the population for foreign currency amid the failure of the OPEC+ deal, which led to a sharp drop in oil prices.

 

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