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What is the Dollar to Naira Exchange rate at the black market also known as the parallel market (Aboki fx)?

The dollar to naira exchange rate in the black market has been a topic of interest for many Nigerians. On Saturday, June 15, 2024, the dollar was bought at N1490 and sold at N1495 at the Lagos Parallel Market, according to sources at the Bureau De Change (BDC).

How much is a dollar to naira today in the black market?

Dollar to naira exchange rate today black market (Aboki dollar rate):

This development has sparked conversations among economic analysts and ordinary citizens alike. John Adewale, a forex trader in Lagos, commented, “The fluctuating rates are a reflection of the ongoing economic uncertainties. People are constantly on the lookout for the best rates to maximize their returns.”

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) maintains a different stance on the exchange rate, with the official rate for buying at N1481 and selling at N1482. The CBN does not recognise the parallel market and advises individuals to use their respective banks for foreign exchange transactions.

Dollar to Naira Black Market Rate Today

Here is a detailed look at the black market exchange rate for the dollar to naira as of June 15, 2024:

  • Buying Rate: N1490
  • Selling Rate: N1495

 

Dollar to Naira CBN Rate Today

In contrast, the official CBN rates for the same day are:

  • Buying Rate: N1481
  • Selling Rate: N1482

It’s important to note that these rates can vary based on several factors, including market demand and geopolitical events. Forex trader Maryam Abubakar explained, “Prices can fluctuate daily, so it’s crucial to stay informed and act quickly if you need to exchange currencies.”

Variations in Forex Rates

Forex rates can vary based on the market and the institution. Here are the rates from major Nigerian banks for comparison:

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  • Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB):
    – Buying rate: ₦1,490 – ₦1,500
    – Selling rate: ₦1,495 – ₦1,510
  • First Bank of Nigeria (FBN):
    – Buying rate: ₦1,485 – ₦1,500
    – Selling rate: ₦1,490 – ₦1,505
  • United Bank for Africa (UBA):
    – Buying rate: ₦1,480 – ₦1,500
    – Selling rate: ₦1,485 – ₦1,505
  • Zenith Bank:
    – Buying rate: ₦1,485 – ₦1,500
    – Selling rate: ₦1,490 – ₦1,505
  • Access Bank:
    – Buying rate: ₦1,480 – ₦1,500
    – Selling rate: ₦1,485 – ₦1,500
  • Please note that these rates are subject to change and may vary depending on your location and dealer.
  • Implications for the Economy

The discrepancy between the official CBN rates and the black market rates raises questions about the broader economic implications. Financial analyst Bode Omotayo noted, “The gap between the official and black market rates indicates underlying issues in the foreign exchange policy and market confidence. It suggests that people do not fully trust the official channels and prefer the parallel market for better rates.”

This situation has also led to concerns among businesses that rely on importing goods.

What Lies Ahead?

Looking ahead, experts suggest that the government needs to address the underlying causes of the exchange rate discrepancies. Adewale added, “For stability, there needs to be a more unified approach to foreign exchange policies. The current situation only adds to the economic strain on both businesses and individuals.”

As the dollar to naira exchange rates continue to fluctuate, staying informed and understanding the market dynamics will be crucial for anyone involved in forex transactions.

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Emmanuel Ochayi is a journalist. He is a graduate of the University of Lagos, School of first choice and the nations pride. Emmanuel is keen on exploring writing angles in different areas, including Business, climate change, politics, Education, and others.

Emmanuel Ochayi is a journalist. He is a graduate of the University of Lagos, School of first choice and the nations pride. Emmanuel is keen on exploring writing angles in different areas, including Business, climate change, politics, Education, and others.

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