The price of the US dollar in Costa Rica

After in the increase in the growth rate of the ceiling of the exchange band, the reference exchange rate continues to be close to the ceiling.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 reports: "The weighted average price (considering the amount traded at each exchange rate) of the wholesale market (Monex) at the end of the day was at 562.28 colones per dollar, very close to the ceiling of the band, which was at ¢563,65 yesterday."

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Dollar on the Rise Again in Costa Rica

September 2009

The currency is moving up again, synchronized to the end of the tax paying period, and after one month of relative stability.

On Monday 14, the dollar began the day valued at ¢581 in the wholesale market. As the trading session progressed, upward pressure began to affect its price. At the end of the day, $1.8 million were traded at the upper enforced limit, ¢596.05.

The Upward Pressure Continues on the Dollar in Costa Rica

March 2009

The Central Bank of Costa Rica continues to intervene in the market to prevent the price from exceeding the upper limit of the current bands.

In its report "On the Market Today," Aldesa group reported that, "The Central Bank of Costa Rica continues to intervene in the foreign exchange market by selling dollars.

Costa Rica: Dollar is Quoted Above Set Bands

February 2009

On Tuesday, the 10th, in the wholesale market (MONEX), the exchange rate reached ¢566.85, surpassing by one colón the set ceiling as determined by the BCCR (¢565.85).

The exchange rate has remained pegged to the upper band in the last few weeks. This situation and the increase in the volume of transactions reflect the resurgence of the demand for dollars.

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