At today’s currency auction, the National Bank of Ukraine intends to sell up to $ 200 million to smooth exchange rate fluctuations. Since the beginning of the week, the regulator has already sold at auction about $ 840 million.
On March 13, the National Bank of Ukraine will hold another auction for the sale of foreign currency. This was reported on the official website of the regulator.
The National Bank intends to sell up to $ 200 million at competitive applications from commercial banks. Since the beginning of the week, the regulator has already sold about $ 840 million at auctions. Thus, the total volume of NBU interventions for the current week based on the results of today’s trading may exceed $ 1 billion.
On the morning of March 10, after a record-breaking drop in oil prices and a collapse in global financial markets on Monday, the hryvnia against the dollar fell to 25.2725 UAH / $ at the opening of the interbank market, 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.