Nicaragua: Exchange Market Figures in April 2019

In the first four months of the year, trading volume totaled $3.873 million, 19% less than the same period in 2018.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

From the Central Bank of Nicaragua report:

According to official statistics, the volume of exchange market operations in April totaled 924.7 million dollars (US$38.5 million daily average), showing a 0.97% decrease with respect to the level registered in the previous month. Of the total, 500.5 million dollars corresponded to purchasing operations and 424.3 million dollars to sales.

The operations of financial and exchange entities with the public totaled 863.0 million dollars, this being 5.6 percent lower than the previous month, and 19.3 percent in year-on-year terms. On the other hand, the operations of the Government, Banks and Financial Institutions with the NCB, through the exchange rate, totaled 61.7 million dollars, a volume three times greater than last month (US$19.1 million).

During the month, the purchase gap presented a minimum of -1.16% and a maximum of 0.10%, with a 0.13% average. On the other hand, the sales gap was between a minimum of 0.63% and a maximum of 1.83%, with an average of 0.96%.

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