Dollar Price Goes Down

In Costa Rica, the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar against the Colon began to rise in April, but from the 3rd to date, a fall of up to 12 colones per dollar has been reported.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

After the average exchange rate against the dollar in the Monex wholesale market increased from ¢599.2 to ¢607.9 between March 29 and April 3, there have been continuous declines in the last few days, since as of this month's 17th it decreased to ¢595.8, one of the lowest levels of the year.

Crhoy.com reviews that "... For economist Daniel Suchar, the recent behavior of the dollar is because of the low participation of large buyers of foreign exchange in the wholesale market, which causes an oversupply and fall in price."

Regarding over-the-counter quotes, data from the Central Bank of Costa Rica detail that during April 17 public banks have quoted the sale of dollars between ¢602 and ¢603.


In the case of private banks, the quotation of the sale of dollars has ranged between ¢602 and ¢607.

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