In Ukraine formed a seasonal shortage of dollars.

On the interbank currency market of Ukraine, demand for foreign currency exceeds the supply under the influence of situational and seasonal factors. This was in connection with the continuing rise of the dollar, said Deputy head of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Oleg Churiy.

“The supply of currency is limited primarily in connection with the match yesterday, January 16 in the day (in honor of Martin Luther king) and working day in Ukraine. Accordingly, no foreign currency revenues to accounts of Ukrainian banks yesterday has affected the amount of the mandatory sale of foreign exchange earnings today,” explained Cury.

At the same time, emphasizes zamglavy NBU, remain relevant, and other factors, which previously reported to the national Bank: “the Seasonal slowdown in business activity, mainly in the agricultural sector is reflected in the reduction of foreign currency revenues from export of food products. Also the supply of currency on the interbank market continues to limit the presence of significant hryvnia liquidity of the companies-exporters who in December received a VAT refund of 16 billion UAH”, – said Curi.

So, as of 13:00 quotations of the dollar on the interbank currency market amounted to 27,57 – of 27.65 UAH.

The dollar during trading:

The national Bank today also announced the auction for the sale of foreign currency to prevent excessive fluctuations of the hryvnia exchange rate. At the auction the NBU sold $ 32.4 million at cut-off price is not lower UAH 27.6 and request banks to 44.6 million

Recall from the beginning of the current year the net sales by the national Bank foreign exchange auctions amounted to 108,8 million dollars.

Earlier, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman assured that the devaluation of the hryvnia is seasonal.

At the same time, experts predict that in the near future the dollar in Ukraine can grow up to 29 – 30 hryvnia. Economists cite several reasons for the fall of the hryvnia: the demand for commodities decreases, the Ukrainians earn less at the expense of exports, in addition, dollars have to be spent on the purchase of energy resources and the repayment of loans. According to experts, the rate stabiliziruemost after Feb.