The naira depreciated in value by 2.94 per cent in the Investors’ and Exporters’ window after the dollar rate rose to N761.32/$1 at the close of trading on Monday.
It was learnt that the authorised dealers in the official market increased their asking price by N21.8 kobo from the N739.52/$1 rate reported on Friday.
During trading, the highest and lowest rates are N799.90/$1 and N700/$1 respectively, according to the official market aggregator, FMDQ Exchange.
Also, $64.93 million in foreign exchange was transacted by foreign exchange traders, compared to the previous day’s $130.92 million.
Following the increase in the price of the United States currency, the worth of foreign exchange transacted fell by $65.99 million or 50.4 per cent.
Meanwhile, foreign exchange dealers in the parallel market and their customers traded the dollar at an average rate of N874.3/$1, against the preceding day’s N832.9/$1.
The British pound also increased during trading in the black market, trading at an average rate of N1129.6/£1. The UK currency increased by N54.2 kobo from N1075.4/£1.
According to Naira Rates, the black market aggregator, traders saw an increase in the cost of the European currency, the euro, which averaged N965.2/€1, up from N918.4/€1.
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