Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) currency auction on May 3 registered $172,241,200 in sales, a 4.74% volume increase from the US $164,447,400 sold by Iraqi Dinar, credit and transfer at the previous auction held on May 2.
The latest auction was attended by 45 banks and 9 remittance companies. The same institutions attended the auction held on May 3 compared to the previous auction.
Data for the May 3 auction was made public by CBI Announcement Number 3691.
Dollar sales in the in the period January 1, 2018 to May 3, 2018 saw an increase of -1% compared to the sales of US $11.94 billion in the same period in 2017. The total amount of US currency sold by CBI in the calendar year 2017 was US $15.7 billion.
An analysis of the monthly dollar sales by CBI since January 2016 reveals highly fluctuating volumes. During the period from January 2016 to May 2018, sales of US dollars averaged US $1.8 billion per month. Peak volumes were reached in May this year when sales touched US $2.3 billion.
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