RBZ Forex Auction: Zimbabwe Dollar Official Rate As Of 06 September 2022

The Zimbabwe dollar has lost further ground against the US dollar at the official foreign currency auction conducted by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) today, 06 September 2022.

The foreign exchange weighted average rate is now US$1: ZWL$580.1865 from US$1: ZWL$546.8254 announced by the RBZ last week.

In an update seen by Pindula News, the central bank reported that a total of US$14.14 million was allotted to various sectors at this week’s RBZ foreign currency auction.

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

345 bids were received on the Small to Medium Enterprises Forex Auction, with 341 accepted and 4 disqualified. The total amount allotted was USD2,659,595.81 down from 2 643 432.75 allotted last week.

On the Main Forex Auction, a total of 119 bids were received, 111 were accepted and were disqualified. The total amount allotted was USD11,489,204.90 down from USD12 681 789.09 allotted last week.

 SME FX104/2022MAIN FX110/2022
Number of Bids Received :345119
Number of Bids Disqualified :48
Total Number of Bids Accepted :341111
Total Number of Bids Allotted :28899
Total Value of Bids Accepted :USD3,128,774.69USD12,978,108.19
Amount Allotted :USD2,659,595.81USD11,489,204.90
Highest Rate Received: 615,0000630.0000
Lowest Bid Rate Allotted :545.0000545.0000
Weighted Average Rate :580.1865 
Raw Materials881,516.225,760,488.91
Machinery and Equipment766,359.842,496,132.50
Consumables (Incl. Spares, Tyres, Electricals. etc)294,407.16875,799.93
Services (Loans, Education, Dividends, Disinvestments, etc)393,672.241,368,718.37
Retail and Distribution (Incl. Food, Beverages, etc)144,137.69740,139.81
Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals130,203.79200,092.27
Paper and Packaging39,298.8747,833.11


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

2. Some Bids were allotted on a pro-rata basis.

3. Willing buyer Willing Seller Bid Rate as of 2 September 2022 was ZW$545.2911

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