• 17/07/2024 10:10

Ukrainians have increased their foreign currency savings since the beginning of the year by more than $3 billion

The volume of cash currency among the population and business increased by 50%. This is reported by RBC-Ukraine with a link to the review of the balance of payments of the National Bank.

Ukrainians have increased their foreign currency savings since the beginning of the year by more than $3 billion

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“For January-February 2024, the growth in the volume of cash currency outside banks was estimated at $3.1 billion, for the corresponding period in 2023 – at $2 1 billion,” the message says.

The NBU does not publish absolute figures, but preliminary open data now shows that this amount exceeds $120 billion.

At the same time, ex- Member of the NBU Council Vitaly Shapran noted the imperfection of NBU statistics, which do not quite correctly take into account the outflow of cash currency from Ukraine. According to his calculations, “the population and business have no more than $60 billion in their hands.”

The volume of cash foreign currency that banks imported into Ukraine in February 2024 amounted to $1.027 billion. This is 45% less than record volume for ten years in January ($1.864 billion).

minfin.com.ua

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