Naira has fallen massively across forex markets as the foreign reserve gains.
Newsonline reports that the exchange rate between the naira and the US dollar closed at N430.67/$1 at the official foreign exchange market.
This online newspaper understands that the naira depreciated against the US dollar on Tuesday, representing the second consecutive bearish movement after the exchange rate dipped by 0.29% to close at N430.67/$1 compared to N429.43/$1 recorded in the previous trading session at the Investors and Exporters window.
In the same vein, the exchange rate at the cryptocurrency peer-to-peer FX exchange traded at N692.9/$1 on Wednesday morning, a 0.28% depreciation when compared to N691/$1 recorded as of the same time on Tuesday.
Also, naira dipped against the US dollar at the parallel market on Tuesday, depreciating by 0.15% to close at N688/$1 from N687/$1 recorded on Monday, 22nd August 2022. This is according to information from black market FX traders.
Nigeria’s external reserves improved slightly by 0.07% on Monday, 22nd August 2022, to stand at $38.94 billion from $38.91 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. However, improved non-oil export earnings is beginning to elevate the reserves, albeit very low.
Trading at the official NAFEX window
The exchange rate at the official market closed at N430.64/$1 to a dollar on Tuesday, 23rd August 2022 recording a dip of 0.29% compared to N429.43/$1 recorded on Monday, 22nd August 2022.
- The opening indicative rate closed at N429.07/$1 on Tuesday, 23rd August 2022, the same as recorded in the previous trading session.
- 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 $175.67 million in FX value was traded on Tuesday, which is 8.48% higher than the $161.94 million that exchanged hands on Monday, 22nd August 2022.