Since the beginning of the year, the National Bank of Ukraine has sold $ 1.5 billion in the interbank foreign exchange market, of which $ 981.6 million last week.
Since the beginning of this week, the National Bank of Ukraine has sold $ 981.6 million at foreign exchange auctions. This is stated in the report of the National Bank on the results of foreign exchange interventions (.xls).
The total sales of foreign currency in the framework of NBU interventions amounted to $ 1.5 billion, while the National Bank sold $ 1.29 billion over the past two weeks (from March 2 to March 13).
The document says that since the beginning of the year, the National Bank bought back $ 1.23 billion from the interbank
On the morning of March 10, after Monday record drop in oil prices and collapse in global financial markets, at the opening of the interbank hryvnia to the dollar fell before 25,2725 UAH / $ – to a minimum since September 2019, after which the NBU began to enter the interbank market with interventions.
At the opening of trading on March 12, the purchase rate was 25.8000 UAH / $, during the sale – 25.8400 UAH / $, at the close – 25.9900 / 26.0100 UAH / $.
On March 13, the National Bank of Ukraine established the official hryvnia rate at 25.86 UAH / $ (in two days the rate fell by 0.5 UAH).
Since the beginning of the year, the official hryvnia exchange rate against the dollar has already fallen by more than 2 UAH.