The dollar rate in Ukraine fell after the New year

Today, January 5, the national Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has established such rates of major foreign currencies against the local currency.

1 USD – UAH 26,69;
1 Euro of 27.85 UAH;
10 Russian rubles – UAH 4,4.

Thus, the dollar, compared to yesterday’s values decreased immediately to 50 cents, dropping below the psychological mark of 27 UAH/USD., reached before the holidays.

The Euro fell to 12 cents. The Russian ruble is “lost” by 11 cents.

Wednesday, January 4, at the interbank currency market of Ukraine the dollar has decreased on 45 – 53 kopecks. Bidding closed quotes 26,6/26,67 hryvnia to the dollar. The Euro on the interbank market fell by 49 – 57 cents to $ 27,79/27,86 hryvnia for one Euro. Today’s auction has not started yet.

We will remind, the NBU before the New year, explained by the excessive demand for foreign currency by the coincidence of two temporary factors – Christmas weekend in the West and rising demand for foreign currency on the background of the receipt by the exporting companies VAT refund. According to the Director of Department of public markets Serhiy Ponomarenko these factors limit the supply of currency in the market.

In turn, economist Alexander Okhrimenko linked the fall of the hryvnia with the consequences nacionalizaciya PrivatBank. In NBU, quite the contrary, utochnenie that the growth rate of the dollar is not connected “Private”.

  • In 2017, the Finance Ministry of Ukraine expects to 27.2 UAH/USD. The head of the NBU Valeria Gontareva considers budgeted-2017 the dollar is realistic.
  • For 2015 , the hryvnia depreciated by half, starting in 2016, the devaluation of the hryvnia amounted to 6.9%. In the new year, according to experts, the hryvnia will continue to fall against the us currency.
  • The historical maximum the official rate of the dollar – 30.01 UAH/USD. – was made in Feb 2015.