Forex Supply Falls To $82.4 Million As Exchange Rate depreciates At Black Market

Naira, value, dollar, dollar inflows

The exchange rate between the naira and the US dollar closed at N430.67/$1 at the Investors and Exporters window, where forex is traded officially.

Naira appreciated slightly against the US dollar on Thursday, by 0.08% to close at N430.67/$1 compared to N431/$1 recorded in the previous trading session. The supply of forex that exchange hands dipped significantly by 36.88% to stand at $82.88 million as against $131.30 million traded on Wednesday.

On the flip side, the exchange rate at the cryptocurrency peer-to-peer FX exchange traded at N697/$1 on Friday morning, a 0.14% depreciation when compared to N696/$1 recorded as of the same time on Thursday.

Similarly, naira closed trading at N698/$1 at the black market on Thursday, indicating a 0.29% depreciation against the US dollar, representing the lowest level since August 1, 2022. This is according to information from black market operators.

Forex Supply Falls To $82.4 Million As Exchange Rate depreciates At Black Market

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s external reserves declined slightly by 0.003% on Wednesday, 24th August 2022, to stand at $38.94 billion from $38.941 billion recorded in the previous trading trade. The reserve level had dropped significantly year-to-date due to the constant intervention by the CBN in the official FX market in a bid to manage exchange rate volatility.

Trading at the official NAFEX window

The exchange rate at the official market closed at N430.67/$1 to a dollar on Thursday, 25th August 2022 recording an improvement of 0.08% compared to N431/$1 recorded on Wednesday, 24th August 2022.

The opening indicative rate closed at N429.75/$1 on Thursday, 25th August 2022, from N428.67/$1 recorded on Wednesday.

Furthermore, an exchange rate of N444/$1 was the highest rate recorded during intra-day trading before it settled at N430.67/$1, while it traded as low as N417/$1 during intra-day trading.

A total of $82.88 million in FX value was traded on Thursday, which is 36.9% lower than the $131.3 million that exchanged hands on Wednesday, 24th August 2022.