cbe

USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
GBP
67.791
69.1468
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
CHF
61.0648
62.2861
,
SEK
4.9117
5.0099
,
NOK
4.8688
4.9662
,
DKK
7.3921
7.5399
,
DJF
0.3158
0.3221
,
JPY
0.3396
0.3464
,
CAD
37.8192
38.5756
,
SAR
13.6041
13.8762
,
AED
13.8911
14.1689
,
XAF
0.012
0.0122
,
INR
,
KES
,
AUD
33.4448
34.1137
,
SDR
,
ZAR
,
CNY
7.0913
7.2331
,
KWD
174.8588
178.356

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
67.791
69.1468
,
CHF
61.0648
62.2861
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
CAD
37.8192
38.5756
,
AED
13.8911
14.1689
,
SAR
13.6041
13.8762
,
SEK
4.9117
5.0099
,
NOK
4.8688
4.9662

abay

USD
56.3677
57.4951
,
EUR
60.7418
61.9566
,
GBP
71.1248
72.5473
,
CHF
63.9815
65.2611
,
AUD
36.8476
37.5846
,
AED
15.3465
15
,
CNY
7.8307
7.9873
,
DKK
8.1483
8.3113
,
DJF
0.3157
0.322
,
INR
0.6783
0.6924
,
JPY
0.3753
0.3833
,
KES
0.3887
0.3965
,
NOK
5.365
5.4723
,
SAR
15.0294
15.33
,
ZAR
2.9677
3.0271
,
SEK
5.4037
5.5118
,
SDR
74.6759
76.1694

zemen

CAD
41.7892
42.625
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
GBP
70.9853
72.405
,
SEK
5.4273
5.5358
,
USD
56.3778
57.5054

buna

nib

GBP
67.791
69.1468
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
CHF
61.0648
62.2861
,
USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
CAD
37.8192
38.5756
,
AED
13.8911
14.1689
,
SAR
13.6041
13.8762

berhan

wegagen

USD
56.1663
57.2896
,
GBP
67.9979
69.3579
,
EURO
60.9124
62.1306
,
CAD
37.9021
38.6601
,
AUD
33.5177
34.1881
,
CHF
60.8664
62.0837
,
SEK
4.8361
4.9328
,
NOK
4.6333
4.726
,
DKK
7.3141
7.4604
,
DJF
0.3128
0.3191
,
INR
0.6693
0.6827
,
KSH
0.3636
0.3709
,
JPY
0.3477
0.3547
,
SAR
13.4673
13.7366
,
AED
13.7552
14.0303
,
ZAR
3.1723
3.2357
,
CNY
7.0448
7.1857
,
KWD
172.7992
176.2552

dgb

USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
GBP
70.9853
72.405
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
CHF
63.9422
65.221
,
CAD
41.7892
42.625
,
AUD
36.9556
37.6947
,
SEK
5.4273
5.5358
,
NOK
5.3799
5.4875
,
DKK
8.1681
8.3315
,
DJF
0.3158
0.3221
,
INR
0.6794
0.693
,
KSH
0.3861
0.3938
,
JPY
0.3753
0.3828
,
SAR
15.0321
15.3327
,
AED
15.3493
15.6563
,
ZAR
2.9646
3.0239
,
CNY
7.8357
7.9924
,
KWD
183.0982
186.7602

enat

addis

nbe

dashen

USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
GBP
67.791
69.1468
,
CHF
61.0648
62.2861
,
SEK
4.9117
5.0099
,
NOK
4.8688
4.9662
,
DKK
7.3921
7.5399
,
JPY
0.3396
0.3464
,
CAD
37.8192
38.5756
,
SAR
13.6041
13.8762
,
AED
13.8911
14.1689
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
DJF
,
INR
,
KES
,
AUD
33.4448
34.1137
,
ZAR
,
CNY
7.0913
7.2331
,
KWD
174.8588
178.356
,
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
56.3778
57.5054
,
GBP
67.791
69.1468
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1

coop

USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
GBP
70.9853
72.405
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
SAR
15.0321
15.3327
,
AED
15.3493
15.6563

gadaa

USD
56.3677
57.4951
,
GBP
67.9242
69.2827
,
EUR
60.7418
61.9566
,
AED
13.8886
14.1664
,
SAR
13.6016
13.8736
,
CHF
61.1023
62.3243

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

One USA Dollar to Birr: $ is Being Sold at 115 Birr in Banks

USA Dollar to Birr

Ethiopia has been facing a shortage of foreign currency for a while now. The ongoing socioeconomic challenge, the widely spread illegal exchanges or black market, and all the other problems she’s been facing as a developing country have aggravated the economy.

Even though governmental and private banks have been struggling to provide the USA dollar to birr exchange service to their customers despite the challenges, the dawn falling economy and the merchants trying to keep their head above the water led the currency rate to the worst of its history. In this dilemma, it seems like the banks have found an opportunistic line in between.

Some of the banks manage to stretch a system between the official external illegal USA dollar to birr exchange system( the black market) and the legally aligned one . “the commission currency system “the current banks in Ethiopia, especially the private ones, are now demanding a commission from customers to buy a currency.

What the National Bank of Ethiopia has said about this USA Dollar to Birr Exchange

National Bank of Ethiopia recently issued a daily price of 54 birrs and 82 cents for banks to sell one USA dollar to birr. It has been expressed that the commission requested from this private banks for one American dollar is 55 to 60 birr; this has brought the selling price of one US dollar to a total of 110 to 115 birr, and the requested commission is to be shared by the individuals with currency deposits and the banks.

The transaction is done by bank employees who are the brokers in between to connect the individuals with foreign currency deposits in banks and the customers who want the currency. The merchants who require the money to import products have to allow this,pay the requested commission, and get their exchange in order to keep there job on line .  To calm this situation, the government ordered that 38 types of products should not be allowed by banks to accept foreign currency.

The fact that the USA dollar to birr exchange commission paid for foreign exchange is higher than the price being issued by the National Bank indicates that Ethiopia’s foreign currency shortage has reached a worse level than ever before. Many are concerned that the Ethiopian economy may face persistent inflation in the future due to this foreign exchange transaction.

Three years ago, the National Bank distributed only 100 million US dollars to private banks, weighing their foreign exchange earnings, to stabilize the currency market. But the fact that it has been years since the National Bank of Ethiopia made its previous supply of foreign currency to stabilize the foreign exchange market and that the State Commercial Bank does not allow much money for importers made the situation worse.

In addition to the economic recession and the war that Ethiopia went through, the economic reforms that were supposed to carry out haven’t been implied as quickly as they were supposed to be, which has prolonged the loans that were going to be provided from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and other lenders. The one negotiation with the Group of 20 member states to extend the loan repayment period and obtain additional loans has also needed to be faster. This year’s six-month export performance is about 1.7 billion, which is less compared to the same period last year’s report is another threat to worsen the deficit.