For this reason, the Central Bank’s reserves ended on Wednesday at US $ 39,153 million, US $ 1,956 million less than at the end of the previous day.
The economist Federico Glustein stated that “the government made the payment to the IMF of more than US $ 1.8 billion in capital. Soon (January 9) the payment of US $ 700 million for bond payments is coming. Be careful with liquid reserves “.
The saving dollar or solidarity dollar -which includes 30% of the COUNTRY tax, and a 35% on account of the Income Tax- dropped eight cents to $ 177.77.
The wholesale dollar rose four cents to $ 102.30, with the constant regulation of the BCRA, which accumulated an advance of 32 cents during the week, the lowest weekly correction in the last five weeks.
In this context, Central Bank (BCRA) chained its ninth consecutive day without foreign currency sales, buying net US $ 10 million in this last round prior to the holiday.
Market sources indicate that the comparison of daily volume traded in imports this month is 20% higher than in November and 35% higher than in the daily average of the year; At the same time they clarified that Siopel was always used as a reference, but it does not reflect either the total of the operations nor exclusively those that are for foreign trade.
In this way, the authority obtained purchases for about US $ 41 million in the last 9 wheels, a meager amount but that contrasts with the losses suffered since the beginning of the month (US $ 355 million).
During the wheel, the highs were noted again with the first registered trade, at $ 102.35 per unit, nine cents above the previous end. Revenues from abroad exercised relative dominance in the development of operations, generating drops in the price that stopped when it reached a minimum of $ 102.30, a value that was defended by official intervention. With few nuances and without any pressure on prices, the exchange rate settled towards the end at the lows of the date.
The Next week will also be short due to the holiday next Friday and the prevailing feeling is that the month will end with a panorama very similar to the current one., hoping that the beginning of the commercialization of the next harvest will lead to better results for the Central Bank.
The CCL dollar seemed to have left behind its downward trend in recent days, but on this day it sank 2.6% (- $ 5.26) to culminate at $ 204.35, 49 cents down from the close of the prior week. The spread with the wholesale exchange rate, which is regulated by the Central Bank (BCRA), fell to 99.8%.
In the same vein, the dollar MEP it fell 0.9% (- $ 1.87) to $ 197.97, thus reducing the spread with the official to 93.5%. During the week the price fell $ 1.25.
The blue dollar made another jump this Thursday, December 23, 2021, at climbed $ 3.50 to reach $ 204, his highest in six weeks, according to a survey of Scope in the Black Market of Currencies. Therefore, the gap with the officer widened to 99.9%.
The This Thursday, the informal dollar reached its highest nominal value since last November 11, when it touched 207 pesos, until now its historical record.. During the day, it came to operate at $ 204.50.
With this strong advance, the parallel dollar accumulated a rise of $ 4.50 throughout the week, the most important since the end of October. Already last week it had registered a rebound of $ 3.50, which represented its first rise in a month.
In the first half of December, the blue dollar had fallen to $ 195.50 (December 13), conditioned by a greater demand for pesos, something common at this time of year, before the payment of the Christmas bonus, plus the need for cash before the festive dates of Christmas and New Year.
In the accumulated of the whole month, the blue registers an ascent of $ 2.50. It should be remembered that in November it had shown a rise of $ 4 (+ 2%), after climbing $ 11.50 (+ 6.2%) in October.
Likewise, in the accumulated of 2021 the parallel dollar shows an appreciation of $ 38 (around 23%), well below the accumulated inflation of 2021, above 45%.
After hitting a low of $ 139 in early April 2021, the parallel dollar increased $ 9 (+ 6.4%) in the fourth month of the year, $ 7 (+ 4.7%) in May, $ 11 (+ 7%) in June, and $ 12.50 (+ 7.4%) in July. In August, meanwhile, it posted its lowest rise since March, climbing just $ 1 (+ 0.6%), and then going up $ 4.50 in September (+ 2.5%).