Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) currency auction on July 23 registered $160,731,631 in sales, a -2.45% volume decline from the US $164,764,354 sold by Iraqi Dinar, credit and transfer at the previous auction held on July 20.
The latest auction was attended by 38 banks and 10 remittance companies. 2 fewer volume of institutions attended the auction held on July 23 compared to the previous auction.
Data for the July 23 auction was made public by CBI Announcement Number 3488.
Dollar sales in the in the period January 1, 2017 to July 23, 2017 saw an increase of 0.13% compared to the sales of US $13.9 billion in the same period in 2016. The total amount of US currency sold by CBI in the calendar year 2016 was US $14.55 billion.
An analysis of the monthly dollar sales by CBI since January 2016 reveals highly fluctuating volumes. During the period from January 2016 to July 2017, sales of US dollars averaged US $1.77 billion per month. Peak volumes were reached in May this year when sales touched US $2.3 billion.
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