The dollar rate in Ukraine is holding below the psychological mark

On 17 February, the national Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has established such rates of major foreign currencies against the hryvnia:

$ 1 from 26.98 UAH;
1 Euro – 28,74 UAH;
10 Russian rubles – UAH 4,72.

Thus, the dollar, compared to yesterday’s values fell by a penny and remained below the psychological mark of 27 UAH/USD.

The Euro rose 25 cents yesterday after falling to 43 pennies. The Russian ruble is “thin” and 3 pennies.

On the 16th of February at the interbank foreign exchange market, the dollar fell by 20 -25 cents. Bidding closed quotations led light bulbs 26,95 – 27 UAH/USD. Today’s auction has not started yet.

According to experts, the dollar could still continue to the January growth. The rate in the cash market in February, can be 27,5 – 29,5 UAH/USD., at the market clearing – 27 – 28 UAH/USD. experts say. Exceeding these levels, according to analysts, is possible in the event of a force majeure event of economic or political nature. In the case of overcoming the mark of 28 UAH/USD. the rate can be increased up to 29.5 UAH/USD.

  • In 2017, Ukraine’s Finance Ministry expects a rate of 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, and for 2016 , the hryvnia depreciated by 12.9%, entering the TOP 3 of the weakest currencies of the CIS;
  • According to the “big Mac index” , the dollar in Ukraine has to cost a little more than 8 UAH;
  • The historical maximum the official rate of the dollar – 30.01 UAH/USD. – was made in Feb 2015.