The Zimbabwe dollar has slipped against the US dollar at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) foreign currency (forex) auction conducted on Tuesday, 18 January 2021, to mark the resumption of the auction.
This week the weighted average was US$1: ZWL$112.8228 down from 14 December 2021’s rate that stood at US$1: ZWL$108.6660.
In total, US$30 866 275. 90 was allotted this week, with the bulk of the allotment going to raw materials followed by machinery and equipment. This is down from the US$41.77 million allotted in December.
633 bids were received on the Small to Medium enterprises forex auction, with 492 accepted and 141 disqualified. The total number of bids allotted was 492.
On the main forex auction, a total of 448 bids were received, 320 were accepted and 128 were disqualified. The total number of bids allotted was 320
Bids with overdue CDIs, outstanding Bills of Entry (BOEs), and those with sufficient FCA balances were also disqualified.
Some bids were also allotted on a pro-rata basis.
|Number of Bids Received :||633||448|
|Number of Bids Disqualified :||141||128|
|Total Number of Bids Accepted :||492||320|
|Total Number of Bids Allotted :||492||320|
|Total Value of Bids Accepted :||USD5,186,494.80||USD25,679,781.10|
|Amount Allotted :||USD5,186,494.80||USD25,679,781.10|
|Highest Rate Received :||125.0000||126.0000|
|Lowest Bid Rate Received :||100.0000||104.0000|
|Lowest Bid Rate Allotted :||100.0000||104.0000|
|Weighted Average Rate :||112.8228|
|PURPOSE||AMOUNT ALLOTTED SME AUCTION||AMOUNT ALLOTTED MAIN AUCTION|
|Machinery and Equipment||1,716,788.74||6,834,249.00|
|Consumables (Incl. Spares, Tyres, Electricals, etc)||567,367.56||2,018,909.75|
|Services (Loans, Education, Dividends, Disinvestments, etc)||832,305.41||2,046,438.06|
|Retail and Distribution (Incl. Food, Beverages, etc)||223,739.04||1,717,910.17|
|Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals||224,790.62||1,601,054.05|
|Paper and Packaging||183,574.48||455,034.96|
|GRAND TOTAL||30 866 275.90|