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Central Bank of Iraq Auctions $160,634,713 on 18 December 2017

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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) currency auction on December 18 registered $160,634,713 in sales, a 1.98% volume increase from the US $157,523,465 sold by Iraqi Dinar, credit and transfer at the previous auction held on December 17.

The latest auction was attended by 45 banks and 9 remittance companies. The same institutions attended the auction held on December 18 compared to the previous auction.

Data for the December 18 auction was made public by CBI Announcement Number 3594.

Dollar sales in the in the period January 1, 2017 to December 18, 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 December 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.

YearMonthUS dollar sales in billionsIncrease/(decrease) compared to the previous month
2016January2
2016February2.094%
2016March1.95-7%
2016April1.94-0%
2016May2.098%
2016June1.8-14%
2016December0.4-78%
2017January2.2450%
2017February2-9%
2017March2.15%
2017April1.8-14%
2017May2.328%
2017June0.6-74%
2017July2.2267%
2017August2.1-5%
2017September1-52%
2017October2.2120%
2017November1.9-14%
2017December1-47%


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