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Belarusians Continue to Actively Buy Foreign Currency

Belarusians Continue to Actively Buy Foreign Currency

For three months, the demand for the currency was higher than the supply by $ 326.5 million.

Since the beginning of the year, the population of Belarus has bought $ 225.9 million on a net basis, including $ 24.5 million in March.

Such data was published by the National Bank, the website "Belorusy i Rynok" writes.

In March, Belarusians bought $ 900.4 million worth of currencies. At the same time, they sold $ 875.9 million. As a result, the population became a net buyer of foreign currency in the amount of $ 24.5 million, which is the lowest indicator of net purchases by individuals since the beginning of the year.

Banks in March bought currencies for $ 4.12 billion and sold for $ 4.21 billion, providing a net sale of $ 90.4 million.

Non-resident economic entities bought $ 31.9 million in March and sold $ 65.2 million. They were net sellers of $ 33.3 million.

Resident economic entities, like the population, retained the status of a net buyer of foreign currency in March. They bought currencies for $ 2.337 billion and sold for $ 2.268 billion. The net purchase of foreign currency by resident entities amounted to USD 69.3 million.

In general, for three months, the demand for the currency was higher than the supply by $ 326.5 million.

In three months, the population bought $ 2.42 billion worth of currency and sold it for $ 2.2 billion, becoming a net buyer of $ 225.9 million.

Banks bought currencies for $ 11.1 billion and sold for $ 11.05 million. They became net buyers in the amount of $ 71.4 million.

Non-resident economic entities bought foreign currency in the first quarter for $ 60.2 million and sold for $ 227.4 million. They were net sellers of $ 167.2 million.

Resident economic entities in January-March bought currencies for $ 6.2 billion and sold for $ 6 billion. They were net buyers of $ 196.5 million.