The previous week the Central Bank (BCRA) and the National Securities Commission (CNV) established two measures that tighten the stocks for the operation of financial dollars and limit the advance payment of imports for a month. Official decisions seek to limit the drainage of foreign currency from the coffers of the monetary authority, which was accentuated as a result of seasonality and electoral dollarization.
The parallel dollar had risen $ 1 on Friday to $ 186.50, its highest value since September 29, when the currency closed at $ 187, so far its maximum face value of 2021.
During September, the blue dollar registered a rise of $ 4.50 (+ 2.5%), after accumulating in August its lowest rise since March, climbing just $ 1 (+ 0.6%). After hitting a low of $ 139 in early April, the parallel dollar increased $ 9 in April (6.4%), $ 7 (4.7%) in May, $ 11 (7%) in June, and $ 12.50 (+ 7.4%) in July.
The nominal historical record of the blue dollar was recorded on October 23, 2020, when the price shot up to $ 195. That day the gap registered a record 150%. Meanwhile, the maximum level of the gap in 2021 was noted in January when it reached 94.8%.