Dollar sales to banks fell by $70m in Feb

Dollar sales to banks fell by $70m in Feb. Currency dealers reported a decline of $70 million in the selling of dollars to banks in February, according to statements made on Monday. Throughout the current fiscal year, the open market had consistently sold over $300 million per month.

Dollar sales to banks fell by $70m in Feb

Dollar Sales to Banks Decline By $70 Million

Malik Bostan, Chairman of the Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan, noted that in January, dealers sold approximately $320 million to banks, but this figure dropped to around $250 million in February.

He attributed this decline to market closures on Kashmir Day and during the February 8 General Elections. Additionally, February being the shortest month of the year contributed to the decrease in dollar sales, with market closures accounting for half of its duration.

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Remittances from overseas Pakistanis also experienced a 6% decrease in February compared to January, reflecting a decline in the State Bank of Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves, which fell twice in recent weeks.

Dollar Sales to Banks Decline By $70 Million in February 2024

Despite these declines, Bostan expressed optimism about higher inflows in March, noting that inflows typically increase during Ramadan by up to 20% due to Zakat, charity, and higher consumption. Dollar sales to banks fell by $70m in Feb, Moreover, the stability of the exchange rate is crucial for boosting inflows of export proceeds.

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Currency experts anticipate that the exchange rate will remain stable over the next two months, especially with hopes of receiving $1.2 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Waqas Anjum
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