Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 15
By Nigar Guliyeva – Trend:
The official euro exchange rate in Uzbekistan increased by 177.51 soums compared to last week - up to 9.965,47 soums, according to the Central Bank of Uzbekistan.
Compared to the previous week, the official rate of the USD increased by 7.38 soums and amounted to 8146.38 soums.
The ruble appreciated slightly - by 0.92 soums - and it costs 143.97 soums.
The Central Bank may affect the level of demand and supply of foreign currency through monetary policy by curbing the growth of the money supply and increasing the attractiveness of assets in the national currency, the Central Bank said.
The official exchange rate of the USD in December 2017 increased by 24.19 soums (0.3 percent) and amounted to 8120.07 soums at the end of the month, the euro fell by 30.61 soums (0.32 percent) to 9624.72 soums.
last September, Uzbekistan devalued its currency by almost half as the country floated the soum to end more than two decades of economic and market isolation. The country’s central bank rated the U.S. dollar at 8,100 soms on September 5, compared with the previous rate of 4,210 soms.
Before the currency reform in Uzbekistan, there were several exchange rates, including the official exchange rate of the Central Bank, the exchange clearing rate of the US dollar, which was used by the importers of goods, as well as the "black" rate for the bulk of the population.