For its part, the MEP or Stock Exchange dollar rose 41.3% ($ 57.81) to $ 197.80, bringing the spread with the wholesale dollar to 92.5%.
The year was crossed by mid-term elections, which had the opposition as the winner in the main districts of the country but the ruling party improving considerably with respect to the results of the PASO.
Until the elections, the price of the stock dollar remained held back by the constant interventions of official organizations in the operation. Later, without the participation of the state, there was an acceleration in the prices of the “free” parallel dollars.
As a result of this deregulation, the dollar “counted with liquidity” traded with the AL30 bond (the most liquid) registered its highest monthly rise since April 2020 as a consequence of the decision of the Central Bank (BCRA) to stop intervening in the stock market after the legislative elections. For its part, the MEP dollar in the month exhibited a 12% rise, the highest since September of last year.
Within this framework, the wholesale dollar rose 1.7% in December to $ 102.72, under the constant regulation of the BCRA, with which in the year it had an adjustment of 22.07%, well below the inflation that analysts estimate it will close 2021 above 50%.
Finally, the blue dollar closed 2021 with a cumulative increase of 25.3% ($ 42), almost half compared to the inflation estimated for the same period. Even so, the gap with the official exchange rate remained above 100%, a level considered difficult to sustain over time.