Today, March 1, the national Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has established such rates of major foreign currencies against the hryvnia:
1 USD – UAH 27,16;
1 Euro – 28,78 UAH;
10 Russian rubles – UAH 4,69.
Thus, the dollar, compared to yesterday’s values, rose by 11 cents, with growth accelerating compared to 28 Feb.
The Euro rose by 2 pennies, and the Russian ruble “recovered” for 3 pennies.
Analysts say that in March the dollar rate in Ukraine is likely to continue to fall. According to Alpari, the stability of the hryvnia in early spring, will depend, primarily, on the tranche of the IMF. If the money comes, the dollar by the end of March will drop to 26 -26,5 UAH. If the tranche is delayed, the rate will remain around 27 UAH/USD, experts believe.
In addition, according to experts, to derail the hryvnia exchange rate can blockade on Donbass, although noticeable for ordinary citizens, the economic effect of the embargo may occur only after several months.
- 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.