Exchange Rate in Argentina
Argentina - Exchange Rate
Argentine peso tumbles to new all-time low in June
The Argentine peso continues to depreciate, despite Central Bank efforts to stem the currency’s slide. On 29 June, the currency traded at a record-low 28.94 ARS per USD. The result represented a steep 16.5% weakening over the same day of the previous month. The peso was 58.9% weaker compared to the same day last year and 55.6% lower than at the beginning of the year.
The currency’s most recent slide reflects growing concern among investors on Argentina’s ability to implement IMF-mandated reforms amid a challenging economic scenario at home. Uncertainty persists despite a series of measures implemented by the government and the Central Bank to shore up the battered currency. On 18 June, the Central Bank increased the minimum reserve requirement by 5 percentage points to absorb excess peso liquidity in the market. The measure aims at taking in ARS 100 billion from the financial system to ease pressure on the U.S. dollar. Limits on foreign currency deposits held by private banks were reduced from 10% to 5%, allowing banks and private entities to carry out spot foreign exchange purchases. Following the announcement of these measures, the peso stabilized around the 27.40 ARS per USD threshold but started to depreciate again starting on 28 June, likely reflecting in part the release of disappointing industrial production data from the second quarter.
Looking ahead, the peso is expected to depreciate further due to widespread uncertainty over the economy’s health.
Panelists surveyed for this month’s LatinFocus report expect the ARS to end 2018 at 29.62 ARS per USD. They project the Argentine peso will trade at 30.20 ARS per USD at the end of 2019.
Argentina - Exchange Rate Data
|Exchange Rate (vs USD)||6.52||8.46||12.94||15.86||18.60|
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Argentina Exchange Rate Chart
Source: Thomson Reuters.
|Bond Yield||6.69||0.15 %||Dec 17|
|Exchange Rate||37.49||0.45 %||Jan 16|
|Stock Market||34,048||2.26 %||Jan 16|
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January 16, 2019
According to the National Statistical Institute (INDEC), national consumer prices rose 2.6% over the previous month in December, coming in below November’s 3.2% month-on-month increase. December’s reading represented the third consecutive month of decelerating month-on-month price increases.
January 15, 2019
At its latest meeting held on 2 January, the Central Bank of Argentina (Banco Central de la República Argentina, BCRA) announced it will meet the 0% monetary base growth target in January and could surpass its goal in February and March.
January 3, 2019
Industrial production plunged 13.3% over the same month of last year in November, according to data released by the National Statistical Institute (INDEC) on 3 January, marking a steeper fall than October’s 6.8% year-on-year decline and the worst reading since June 2002. November’s result again reflected contractions in almost all components of the index.
December 28, 2018
The monthly indicator for economic activity (EMAE, Estimador Mensual de Actividad Económica) contracted 4.0% in annual terms in October, a softer drop than the revised 6.1% fall recorded in September (previously reported: -5.8% year-on-year).
December 20, 2018
According to the Statistical Institute (Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos, INDEC), economic activity in the third quarter contracted 3.5% in year-on-year terms on the back of plunging domestic demand.