Forex Auction: Zimbabwe Dollar Sheds Value Against USD

The Zimbabwe dollar shed value against the United States Dollar (USD) when the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) conducted a foreign currency (forex) auction on Tuesday 8 June 2021.

Results from the RBZ forex auction show that the weighted average fell slightly fromUS$1:ZWL$84.7653 last week to US$1: ZWL$85.0724 this week.

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This week US$5.3 million was allocated to the Small to Medium Enterprises forex auction while US$29.5 million was allocated to the main forex auction.

In total, US$34.8 million was allotted this week, down from US$38 million allotted last week, with the bulk of the allotment going to raw materials followed by machinery and equipment.

461 bids were received on the Small to Medium enterprises forex auction, with 332 accepted and 29 disqualified.

On the main forex auction, a total of 383 bids were received, 345 were accepted while 38 were disqualified.

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) said bids that were disqualified were not eligible in terms of the Priority List.

Bids with overdue CDIs, outstanding Bills of Entry (BOEs), and those with sufficient FCA balances were also disqualified.

Some bids were allotted on a pro-rata basis to conform with the Import Priority List, the RBZ said. Pindula News present below the table summarising what transpired on Tuesday.

Raw Materials1,440,671.2412,477,275.80
Machinery and Equipment1,263,600.995,397,735.31
Consumables (Incl. Spares, Tyres, Electricals, etc)1,249,897.052,809,858.37
Services (Loans, Education, Dividends, Disinvestments, etc)334,590.261,643,774.83
Retail and Distribution (Incl. Food, Beverages, etc)379,823.922,395,425.74
Fuel, Electricity and Gas151,893.861,445,678.49
Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals315,431.812,640,395.96
Paper and Packaging176,545.92695,780.67


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