Naira Falls To Intra-Day High In Official Market, Worst In 6 Weeks

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The exchange rate between the naira and the dollar reached an intra-day high of N1,515 on Monday, according to data from FMDQ, where currencies are traded officially.

This represents the worst intra-day high in nearly two months as Nigeria continues to grapple with demand pressures and a globally stronger dollar.

The last time the intra-day high surpassed the N1,500 mark was on March 21, 2024, when it closed at N1,598/$1. Since then, it has traded below N1,500.

The intra-day high represents the highest price at which the dollar traded against the naira on the official market during a single day of trading. The exchange rate typically fluctuates throughout the day

What the data is saying
At the official NAFEM, the naira closed trading at an exchange rate of N1,478.11/$1, compared to N1,466.31 recorded a day earlier.

Our records indicate that this is the lowest the naira has been against the dollar since March 20, 2024, when it closed at N1,492/$1. At N1,478.11/$1, this represents a day-to-day depreciation of 0.8%.

On a month-to-date basis, the exchange rate has depreciated by 5.89% in May, with just two weeks into the month.

The exchange rate depreciated by 5.8% for the entire month of April. Year to date, the naira has depreciated by 38.6%.

The intra-day low, which is the lowest rate quoted during the day, was N1,301/$1, stronger than the N1,322/$1 recorded a day earlier. As stated, the intra-day high reached N1,515, compared to N1,490/$1 recorded a day earlier.

Meanwhile, as the exchange rate weakened, daily turnover surged to $217.6 million—the highest since May 2, when the market recorded $232.8 million in turnover.

The daily average turnover has been around $157 million in May, significantly lower than the $189 million achieved in the corresponding period in April....Continue The Full Reading.>’.

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