cbe

USD
56.8022
57.9382
,
GBP
67.5744
68.9259
,
EUR
60.4375
61.6463
,
CHF
59.5391
60.7299
,
SEK
4.695
4.7889
,
NOK
4.6818
4.7754
,
DKK
7.3318
7.4784
,
DJF
0.3181
0.3245
,
JPY
0.3324
0.339
,
CAD
37.2237
37.9682
,
SAR
13.7039
13.978
,
AED
13.9956
14.2755
,
XAF
0.012
0.0122
,
INR
,
KES
,
AUD
33.0232
33.6837
,
SDR
,
ZAR
,
CNY
7.1006
7.2426
,
KWD
175.9743
179.4938

awash

EUR
56.5106
57.6408
,
GBP
64.5257
65.8162
,
JPY
0.4037
0.4118
,
CHF
57.4629
58.6122
,
SAR
14.1527
14.4358

abyssinia

GBP
67.5744
68.9259
,
CHF
59.5391
60.7299
,
EUR
60.4375
61.6463
,
USD
56.8022
57.9382
,
CAD
37.2237
37.9682
,
AED
13.9956
14.2755
,
SAR
13.7039
13.978
,
SEK
4.695
4.7889
,
NOK
4.6818
4.7754

abay

USD
56.5376
57.6684
,
EUR
61.7956
63.0315
,
GBP
72.289
73.7348
,
CHF
64.3716
65.659
,
AUD
37.3657
38.113
,
AED
15.3911
15.6989
,
CNY
7.8594
8.0166
,
DKK
8.2877
8.4535
,
DJF
0.3166
0.3229
,
INR
0.6826
0.6963
,
JPY
0.3821
0.3897
,
KES
0.4082
0.4164
,
NOK
5.3785
5.4861
,
SAR
15.0739
15.3754
,
ZAR
3.0306
3.0912
,
SEK
5.5156
5.6259
,
SDR
78.118
79.6804

zemen

CAD
41.1592
41.9824
,
EUR
60.3636
61.5709
,
GBP
70.6939
72.1078
,
SEK
5.1874
5.2911
,
USD
56.7914
57.9272

buna

nib

GBP
67.5744
68.9259
,
EUR
60.4375
61.6463
,
CHF
59.5391
60.7299
,
USD
56.8022
57.9382
,
CAD
37.2237
37.9682
,
AED
13.9956
14.2755
,
SAR
13.7039
13.978

berhan

wegagen

USD
56.704
57.8381
,
GBP
68.416
69.7843
,
EURO
61.4501
62.6791
,
CAD
37.8361
38.5928
,
AUD
33.7923
34.4681
,
CHF
59.9428
61.1417
,
SEK
4.8272
4.9237
,
NOK
4.7926
4.8885
,
DKK
7.4566
7.6057
,
DJF
0.2862
0.324
,
INR
0.6803
0.6939
,
KSH
0.4345
0.4432
,
JPY
0.3389
0.3457
,
SAR
13.6809
13.9545
,
AED
13.9722
14.2516
,
ZAR
3.1723
3.2357
,
CNY
7.0934
7.2353
,
KWD
176.0871
179.6088

dgb

enat

USD
56.8022
57.9382
,
GBP
70.7585
72.1737
,
CHF
62.3446
63.5915
,
SEK
5.1879
5.2917
,
NOK
5.1733
5.2768
,
DKK
8.1014
8.2634
,
KES
0.4271
0.4356
,
JPY
0.3673
0.3746
,
DJF
0.3181
0.3245
,
CAD
41.1312
41.9538
,
AUD
36.4897
37.2195
,
SAR
15.1424
15.4452
,
AED
15.4648
15.7741
,
ZAR
2.9861
3.0458
,
CNY
7.846
8.0029

addis

nbe

dashen

USD
56.8022
57.9382
,
GBP
67.5744
68.9259
,
CHF
59.5391
60.729882
,
SEK
4.695
4.7889
,
NOK
4.6818
4.775436
,
DKK
7.3318
7.478436
,
JPY
0.3324
0.339048
,
CAD
37.2237
37.9682
,
SAR
13.7039
13.977978
,
AED
13.9956
14.275512
,
EUR
60.4375
61.6463
,
DJF
0
0
,
INR
0
0
,
KES
0
0
,
AUD
33.0232
33.6837
,
ZAR
0
0
,
CNY
7.1006
7.2426
,
KWD
175.9743
179.4938
,
AED

oromia

USD
55.4509
56.5599
,
EUR
58.7724
59.9478
,
GBP
64.394
65.6819
,
SAR
13.3775
13.6451
,
CHF
59.3141
60.5004
,
AED
13.662
13.9352

lion

USD
56.7914
57.9272
,
GBP
67.5127
68.863
,
EUR
60.3636
61.5709

coop

USD
56.7329
57.8676
,
GBP
71.9543
73.3934
,
EUR
61.6516
62.8846
,
SAR
15.1247
15.4272
,
AED
15.4472
15.7561

gadaa

USD
56.7914
57.9272
,
GBP
67.5127
68.863
,
EUR
60.3636
61.5709
,
AED
13.9945
14.2744
,
SAR
13.7012
13.9752
,
CHF
59.3909
60.5787

hijra

EUR
61.5525
62.7836
,
USD
56.0843
57.206
,
GBP
71.5355
72.9662
,
AED
15.2681
15.5735
,
CAD
41.9322
42.7708
,
SAR
14.9478
15.2468

Why are Ethiopian Banks facing a shortage of cash?

Ethiopian Banks facing a shortage of cash
 

Why are Ethiopian Banks facing a shortage of cash, Ethiopian Banks are not  providing services as they are expected to do so or as they are used to. Recently it has been witnessed that  banks are not providing services to their customers, especially to those who requires to withdraw large amounts of cash from their account.

 

It has been seen in the previous week that customers are having a hard time getting the service they want, according to Alain news Amharic and their time spent with the brunch managers confirmed that except few Banks most of the Banks in Ethiopia are now facing cash shortage and has temporarily stopped providing loan services.

 

On the other hand, the customers who visited their nearest branch of the Banks that they are a customer to commented that they are experiencing difficulties in keeping up there day to day tasks because of this problem, according to their words, the Banks exaggerated reasons when the customers request a withdrawal of a large amount of cash or to get a loan.

 

 

What is the reason behind Ethiopian Banks facing a shortage of cash?

 

It has been previously predicted by Ethiopian Economists that Ethiopia’s ability to purchase cash might face a fall following the inflation that the country is facing in addition to the socio-political situation the country is going through

 

One of the known Ethiopian Economist Ato Wasihun made a statement on the situation of Ethiopian Banks facing a shortage of cash by stating the leading causes for the situation, Ato Wasihun said one of the reasons that banks are facing a shortage of cash is the fact that it is the season of closing the budget and paying annual taxes and the large amount of money at private Banks is diverted to government banks.

 

The second reason would be the inflation that the country is facing is due to the high circulation of cash in the market and it may be a step taken to correct this. The third reason is that the cash in the market is returned to the bank for various reasons

 

Ato Wasihun also commented that the third reason may be a measure taken based on the discussion between the banks and the National Bank of banning cash supplies and loans so that the cash in the market can be returned to the bank for various reasons.

 

And last reason for Ethiopian Banks facing a shortage of cash  is that the industries and commercial institutions in operation that have previously taken a large number of loans from the banks are unable to pay their loan on the expected time due to many reasons where one of which is the institutions being unable to earn enough income to cover their debt.

 

according to the economist Mr. Shewafera, the government of Ethiopia has been sending more money to the market than its ability to generate and carry cash in the past years.

 

Banks have banned cash and loans because the National Bank has taken the right steps to deal with inflation and the cost of living said  Another economist, Mr. Shewafera Sthahun,

In particular, the government has been printing large amounts of money, spending large amounts of money on projects that are not helpful to the economy, the political unsettlement has made its contribution to Ethiopia’s economy, said Mr. Shewafera.

 

As a result, not only are citizens exposed to undue inflation, Mr. Shewafera pointed out that the fact that banks continue to give excessive loans has caused additional and complex damage to the economy.

 

The experts stated their positive point of view on the National Bank’s decision to not announce the decision to the public in order not to harm the country’s economy and said that if the cash ban is studied and implemented for a certain period, it will stabilize the inflation. Although the banks’ decision upsets their customers, it will benefit the country by stabilizing inflation.

 

It is also highly pointed out that although Ethiopian Banks facing a shortage of cash  and the  banks’ decision may upset their customers, it will benefit the country by stabilizing the inflation rate, and that the credit ban should be implemented in a manner that does not harm urgent operations.