Today, February 20, the national Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has established such rates of major foreign currencies against the hryvnia:
1 US dollar UAH of 27.02;
1 Euro – 28,78 UAH;
10 Russian rubles – UAH 4,68.
Thus, the dollar exchange rate in comparison with the values Friday, February 17, rose by 4 cents and returned to values above the psychological mark of 27 UAH/USD.
Also, the Euro rose by 2 pennies. The Russian ruble “lost” for 4 cents.
We will remind, on February 17 at the interbank market the dollar rate grew by 2 to 3 pennies. Bidding closed quotes 26 and 97 – 27,03 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. At the same time 2017-1018 year, according to calculations of the Ministry of economy, the dollar could jump up to 35 UAH;
- 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.