Update 04/01/2021 14:25
The price of the Peruvian dollar rose at the end of the first session of 2021, despite the global decline in currency and the intervention of the reserve central bank in the face of the demands of foreign investors.
In the last minute of the day Exchange rate It was quoted at S / 3,629 in the interbank market, a 0.27% increase compared to S / 3,619 at the end of Dec. 31, according to data from the central bank (BCR).
The US currency closed in 2020 with a appreciation of 9.20% due to the health crisis triggered by the arrival of COVID-19 Going to Peru is expected in the first quarter of this year to continue to grow due to political uncertainty in the next election.
Abroad, the dollar tumbled on Monday and hit mid-2018 lows as optimism in global markets prompted investors to buy riskier currencies like the yuan and the euro, despite. The new rise of Coronavirus.
BCR intervened in session through a sales swap for 6 months for S / 40 million at an average interest rate of 0.25% and for 6 months for S / 71 million at an average interest rate of 0.24%.
With the Federal Reserve’s record low interest rates, the massive US deficit and the belief that the global trade rebound will spur rival currencies, the Dollar Index, which measures a currency’s performance against other currencies. The currency was down on the first day of trading in 2021 after falling nearly 7 percent last year.
In a parallel market or exchange in Lima, the exchange rate is S / 3,620 for purchase and S / 3,645 for sale.