USD, euro prices rise at iran’s forex center

Business Materials 14 May 2013 12:27 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May.14/ Trend R.Zamanov

US dollar was sold at the price of 24,768 rials at Iran's forex center on Tuesday.

Euro was also presented at the price of 32,237 rials, while British pound was traded at 37,937 rials, the IRNA News Agency reported.

Euro, British pound and US dollar were traded at the prices of 32,125, 38,120, and 24,764 rials respectively on Monday.

The new foreign exchange center was officially inaugurated on September 24. Some 21,013 applications worth 7.5 billion dollars have been registered at the center until February 28.

The new center allows importers of goods including truck tires, construction equipment and synthetic fibers to buy dollars at a rate 2 percent cheaper than the street rate at any given time.

According to the center's spokesman Samad Karimi, Iran's forex center has the capacity to trade over 100 million dollars each working day.

The government maintains an official reference rate of 12,260 rials to the dollar, but only a limited amount of foreign exchange is available at this rate.