Thursday, January 27

Dollar today: how much it closed this Monday, October 18

BCRA purchases October 2021

The tenth month of the year is usually a sales month; Only in 2012 and 2016 was the BCRA able to end this period with a tiny positive balance. Taking this into account, sources of the economic team warn that it is likely that in the second there will be a lower inflow of foreign currency and greater outflow due to seasonal issues in demand.

The savings dollar or solidarity dollar -which includes 30% of the COUNTRY tax, and 35% on account of Profits- advanced 14 cents to $ 172.90. Last week it had racked up 29 cents.

Wholesale dollar

In the wholesale segment, the currency increased eight cents to $ 99.27. The business level of the market was US $ 400 million, for which it was again above the average for the month and the year.

“A clear dominance of supply in the development of operations gave rise to a new positive balance for the BCRA in the first round of the week,” explained market sources.

Last week, exporters of cereals and oilseeds totaled revenues of US $ 417,821 million in the official exchange market.

Dollar CCL

The CCL rose 0.2% to $ 178.12, bringing the gap with the wholesale official to 79.4%, a record for 2021.

For his part, CCL “free” that is agreed through bilateral negotiations (SENEBI) -where the transactions are not marked on the electronic screens- or via ADRs, it again operated above $ 190.

Dollar MEP

Likewise, the dollar MEP or Scholarship Regulated also rose 0.2% to reach $ 178.02, which left a spread of 79.3% with the exchange rate regulated by the BCRA.

blue dollar

The dollar blue fell $ 1 to $ 185.50, after registering a weekly advance of $ 2, the highest since the first half of September, according to a survey of Ambit in the Black Market of Foreign Currency. In this way, it moved away from its nominal record of 2021.

Consequently, the gap between the informal dollar and the official wholesale price fell to 86.9%.

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%.