RBZ Forex Auction: Zimbabwe Dollar Official Rate 10 August 2022

The value of the Zimbabwe dollar has fallen against the United States dollar at today’s foreign currency auction conducted by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ).

The foreign exchange weighted average rate has fallen to US$1: ZWL$478.6358 from US$1: ZWL$458.3653 announced by the RBZ last week.

At this week’s RBZ foreign currency auction conducted on Tuesday, 10 August 2022, a total of US$21.4 million was allotted.

The bulk of the allotment went to raw materials followed by machinery and equipment, the same as last week.

565 bids were received on the Small to Medium Enterprises Forex Auction, with 545 accepted and 20 disqualified. The total number of bids allotted was 443.

On the Main Forex Auction, a total of 176 bids were received, 170 were accepted and were disqualified. The total number of bids allotted was 151.

The RBZ said bids with overdue CDIs, outstanding Bills of Entry (BOEs), insufficient ZWL and those with sufficient FCA balances were also disqualified.

Some bids were also allotted on a pro-rata basis. 

The willing buyer willing seller bid rate as of 05 August 2022 was ZWL$450.8839.

Number of Bids Received :565176
Number of Bids Disqualified :206
Total Number of Bids Accepted :545170
Total Number of Bids Allotted :443151
Total Value of Bids Accepted :USD4,909,382.60USD19,531,353.97
Amount Allotted :USD3,972,911.09USD17,526,940.55
Highest Rate Received :550.0000520.0000
Lowest Bid Rate Allotted :450.0000450.0000
Weighted Average Rate :478.6358


Raw Materials1,244,390.658,956,129.02
Machinery and Equipment1,385,362.323,942,477.98
Consumables (Incl. Spares. Tyres, Electricals, etc)448,193.801,650,341.10
Services (Loans, Education, Dividends, Disinvestments, etc)431,362.601,245,847.50
Retail and Distribution (Incl. Food, Beverages, etc)229,676.69905,524.21
Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals134,494.69508,677.39
Paper and Packaging73,690.78317,943.35


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