The dollar official quotes this Monday, October 18 at $ 98.50 for the purchase and $104,50 for sale on the screens of the Bank from Nation Argentina (BNA), up 50 cents against the previous day.
For his part, blue dollar operates at $ 183 for the purchase and $ 186 for sale in the Buenos Aires City. It is a low 50 cents, after raising 2 pesos during the previous week. The market’s attention continues in the parallel segment after the new restrictions imposed by the Government to contain the financiers and the intervention in the official market that have produced a constant drop in the Central Bank’s reserves for days.
At the end of September, the informal price hit a maximum for the year, of $ 187.50 and, even without new restrictions, analysts already expected the gap to continue under pressure.
For his part, solidarity dollar or tourist dollar reaches $ 172.43 for sale. This is the value with which it is necessary to be guided when acquiring foreign currency for savings or to carry out transactions (purchase of goods or services via credit or debit card) abroad.
It is the sum of the official dollar price plus the COUNTRY taxes (30%) and the retention of 35% as an advance payment of Earnings. So far in 2021, the retail dollar shows a rise of 17.1%.
In the segment wholesaler, the central bank (BCRA) validation a raise of ten cents until $99,28. In this way, the exchange gap between the commercial dollar and the blue it was located in 87,34%. In the previous one of the PASO, the distance had widened until approaching the maximum of the year, of 92%, that touched in July.
Thus, the wholesale dollar accumulate a 18% hike so far this year. Since March, a moderation of the rate of devaluation of the official exchange rate has been applied, given that the authorities expect it to serve as a anchor for the inflation.
This Friday, the Central Bank acquired US $ 30 million in the market, thanks to the reduction in demand generated by the latest measures. After losing US $ 950 million in September, the balance so far in October is buyer by some US$310 millones.
Sources of the monetary authority remarked that the sales of reserves last month were explained by the importers’ demand for foreign exchange, both for the entry of capital goods and inputs and for the payment of energy. Therefore, the monetary authority implemented changes in advance payment of purchases abroad, after detecting in the last four months significant differences between the dollars delivered and the merchandise entered.
The entity led by Miguel Pesce had already anticipated that the sales that started around the end of August, would continue in October and November. “By December, with the entry of the fine harvest, the BCRA will regain the ability to buy foreign currency in the exchange market,” said sources from the agency.
Another item that explains the fall in reserves is payments to international organizations. The last blow was seen on Wednesday, September 22, when the Government paid US $ 1.9 billion to the IMF. That day, the reserves fell by about US $ 2 billion.
Regarding the financial options, they operate with little volume due to the current obstacles. Although they rose for most of the round, at the close they ended with slight movements due to the interventions of official bodies in the public securities market.
On official screens, the counted with liqui (CCL) fell 1.22% to $179,97. In this way, it accumulates a 28.3% profit in the year.
What is the dollar counted with liqui? It is the exchange rate that arises from the operation that allows investors to buy Argentine papers in the local market and sell them abroad in order to turn foreign currency for “hoarding”.
For his part, dollar mep the bag operates with a rise of 0.4% and reaches $178,46. Consequently, it improves 2% in October and 27.5% in the year. This is a financial exchange rate It works in a similar way to “counted with liqui” but allows the banknotes obtained to be deposited locally.
Meanwhile, unregulated segments the value of the US bill moved up this Friday. According to data collected by the operator Leonardo Svirsky, the Senebi dollar gained 75 cents and reaches $ 194.50. For its part, the exchange rate obtained by trading Argentine stocks that are listed in New York increased by $ 1.05 and closed at $ 195.30.
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For his part, euro operates at $ 114 for the purchase now $ 120 for sale at National Bank, unchanged against the previous value.
The currency of the European Union is also covered by the PAIS tax and the Advance of Earnings, so the final value of that split for purchase amounted to $ 198. For the exchange rate, you can only buy euros for the amount equivalent to US $ 200.
At parallel market Buenos Aires, meanwhile, the European currency traded at $ 211.74 for the purchase and $ 216.38 for sale. Thus, the gap between the official euro and the blue one reached 80,32%.