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Central Bank of Iraq Auctions $197,457,640 on 26 April 2018

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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) currency auction on April 26 registered $197,457,640 in sales, a 21.58% volume increase from the US $162,405,813 sold by Iraqi Dinar, credit and transfer at the previous auction held on April 25.

The latest auction was attended by 45 banks and 9 remittance companies. The same institutions attended the auction held on April 26 compared to the previous auction.

Data for the April 26 auction was made public by CBI Announcement Number 3686.

Dollar sales in the in the period January 1, 2018 to April 26, 2018 saw an increase of -1% compared to the sales of US $11.36 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 April 2018, sales of US dollars averaged US $1.89 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
2017January2.2
2017February2-9%
2017March2.15%
2017April1.8-14%
2017May2.328%
2017June0.6-74%
2017July2.2267%
2017August2.1-5%
2017September1-52%
2017October2.2120%
2017November1.9-14%
2017December1.90%
2018January2.216%
2018February2-9%
2018March1.9-5%
2018April1.8-5%


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