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Central Bank of Iraq Auctions $197,498,160 on 12 February 2018

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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) currency auction on February 12 registered $197,498,160 in sales, a 1.63% volume increase from the US $194,322,309 sold by Iraqi Dinar, credit and transfer at the previous auction held on February 11.

The latest auction was attended by 45 banks and 9 remittance companies. The same institutions attended the auction held on February 12 compared to the previous auction.

Data for the February 12 auction was made public by CBI Announcement Number 3633.

Dollar sales in the in the period January 1, 2018 to February 12, 2018 saw an increase of -1% compared to the sales of US $4.48 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 February 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.

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%
2018February0.7-68%


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