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CBN’s Redesign Policy Leads to a Drop in Currency-in-Circulation by N1.91tn

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The Central Bank of Nigeria‘s (CBN) redesigned policy has resulted in a significant drop in the total amount of currency-in-circulation in the country.

According to figures obtained by Investors King from the CBN, the currency-in-circulation dropped from N3.29tn at the end of October 2022 to N1.38tn at the end of January 2023. This represents a drop of N1.91tn in just a three-month period.

The CBN’s Governor, Godwin Emefiele, had earlier announced the redesign policy in October 2022, which included the redesign of the old N200, N500 and N1,000 notes. As part of the policy, Nigerians were given deadlines to swap their old notes for the new ones.

The redesign policy was implemented to address several challenges associated with currency management in the country, including significant hoarding of banknotes by members of the public, counterfeiting, and shortage of clean and fit banknotes. The CBN had also recorded significantly higher rates of counterfeiting, especially at the higher denominations of N500 and N1,000 banknotes.

Before the redesign plan, a huge figure of currency-in-circulation was recorded, with the currency in circulation rising to N2.84tn in September 2022 from N2.79tn in August. However, after the policy was implemented, the currency-in-circulation dropped significantly.

The CBN uses an accounting/statistical/withdrawals and deposits approach to compute the currency-in-circulation in Nigeria, which involves tracking the movements in currency on a transaction-by-transaction basis. For every withdrawal made by a Deposit Money Bank (DMB) at one of CBN’s branches, an increase in the currency-in-circulation is recorded. For every deposit made by a DMB at one of CBN’s branches, a decrease in the currency-in-circulation is recorded.

The CBN’s analysis of the currency-in-circulation showed that a large and increasing proportion of the naira outside the commercial banking system was held by the general public who hoard a lot of the new banknotes. This is one of the challenges that the redesign policy seeks to address.

Is the CEO/Founder of Investors King Limited. A proven foreign exchange research analyst and a published author on Yahoo Finance, Businessinsider, Nasdaq, Entrepreneur.com, Investorplace, and many more. He has over two decades of experience in global financial markets.

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Black Market Dollar to Naira Exchange Rate Today 20th May 2024

The black market, also known as the parallel market or Aboki fx, US dollar to Nigerian Naira exchange rate as of May 20th, 2024 stood at 1 USD to ₦1,530.

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The black market, also known as the parallel market or Aboki fx, US dollar to Nigerian Naira exchange rate as of May 20th, 2024 stood at 1 USD to ₦1,530.

Recent data from Bureau De Change (BDC) reveals that buyers in the Lagos Parallel Market purchased a dollar for ₦1,540 and sold it at ₦1,530 on Friday, May 17th, 2024.

This indicates a slight improvement in the Naira exchange rate when compared to today’s rate.

The black market rate plays a crucial role for investors and participants, offering a real-time reflection of currency dynamics outside official or regulated exchange channels.

Monitoring these rates provides insights into the immediate value of the Naira against the dollar, guiding decision-making processes for individuals and businesses alike.

It’s important to note that while the black market offers valuable insights, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not officially recognize its existence.

The CBN advises individuals engaging in forex transactions to utilize official banking channels, emphasizing the importance of compliance with regulatory frameworks.

How much is dollar to naira today in the black market

For those navigating the currency exchange landscape, here are the latest figures for the black market exchange rate:

  • Buying Rate: ₦1,530
  • Selling Rate: ₦1,520

As economic conditions continue to evolve, staying informed about currency exchange rates empowers individuals to make informed financial decisions. While the black market provides immediate insights, adherence to regulatory guidelines ensures stability and transparency in forex transactions.

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Black Market Dollar to Naira Exchange Rate Today 17th May 2024

The black market, also known as the parallel market or Aboki fx, US dollar to Nigerian Naira exchange rate as of May 17th, 2024 stood at 1 USD to ₦1,540.

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Naira - Investors King

The black market, also known as the parallel market or Aboki fx, US dollar to Nigerian Naira exchange rate as of May 17th, 2024 stood at 1 USD to ₦1,540.

Recent data from Bureau De Change (BDC) reveals that buyers in the Lagos Parallel Market purchased a dollar for ₦1,560 and sold it at ₦1,550 on Thursday, May 16th, 2024.

This indicates a slight improvement in the Naira exchange rate when compared to today’s rate.

The black market rate plays a crucial role for investors and participants, offering a real-time reflection of currency dynamics outside official or regulated exchange channels.

Monitoring these rates provides insights into the immediate value of the Naira against the dollar, guiding decision-making processes for individuals and businesses alike.

It’s important to note that while the black market offers valuable insights, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not officially recognize its existence.

The CBN advises individuals engaging in forex transactions to utilize official banking channels, emphasizing the importance of compliance with regulatory frameworks.

How much is dollar to naira today in the black market

For those navigating the currency exchange landscape, here are the latest figures for the black market exchange rate:

  • Buying Rate: ₦1,540
  • Selling Rate: ₦1,530

As economic conditions continue to evolve, staying informed about currency exchange rates empowers individuals to make informed financial decisions. While the black market provides immediate insights, adherence to regulatory guidelines ensures stability and transparency in forex transactions.

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Black Market Dollar to Naira Exchange Rate Today 16th May 2024

The black market, also known as the parallel market or Aboki fx, US dollar to Nigerian Naira exchange rate as of May 16th, 2024 stood at 1 USD to ₦1,560.

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New Naira Notes

The black market, also known as the parallel market or Aboki fx, US dollar to Nigerian Naira exchange rate as of May 16th, 2024 stood at 1 USD to ₦1,560.

Recent data from Bureau De Change (BDC) reveals that buyers in the Lagos Parallel Market purchased a dollar for ₦1,530 and sold it at ₦1,520 on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024.

This indicates a decline in the Naira exchange rate compared to the current rate.

The black market rate plays a crucial role for investors and participants, offering a real-time reflection of currency dynamics outside official or regulated exchange channels.

Monitoring these rates provides insights into the immediate value of the Naira against the dollar, guiding decision-making processes for individuals and businesses alike.

It’s important to note that while the black market offers valuable insights, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not officially recognize its existence.

The CBN advises individuals engaging in forex transactions to utilize official banking channels, emphasizing the importance of compliance with regulatory frameworks.

How much is dollar to naira today in the black market

For those navigating the currency exchange landscape, here are the latest figures for the black market exchange rate:

  • Buying Rate: ₦1,560
  • Selling Rate: ₦1,550

As economic conditions continue to evolve, staying informed about currency exchange rates empowers individuals to make informed financial decisions. While the black market provides immediate insights, adherence to regulatory guidelines ensures stability and transparency in forex transactions.

Continue Reading
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