Exchange Rate in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan - Exchange Rate (average of period)
Tenge recovers lost ground in May
Kazakhstan’s tenge (KZT) strengthened notably against the U.S. dollar in May and at the start of June, after having sunk to a record low in March. The currency ended 5 June at KZT 400 per USD, marking a 6.1% appreciation over the same day in May. That said, the currency was still down 4.2% on a year-to-date basis and 3.8% year-on-year after March’s sharp fall amid plunging oil prices and downbeat investor sentiment.
The strengthening largely reflects recent reserves selloffs by the central bank and state-owned entities to transfer money to the government, which puts upward pressure on the currency. The central bank sold over USD 1.0 billion from the rainy-day National Fund in May. In addition, a recent rise in oil prices has also relieved some downward pressure on the currency.
Our panel sees the tenge ending 2020 at 433 per USD and 2021 at 429 per USD.
Kazakhstan - Exchange Rate (aop) Data
|Exchange Rate (vs USD, aop)||223.3||342.0||326.3||345.2||383.0|
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Kazakhstan Exchange Rate (aop) Chart
|Exchange Rate||382.9||0.32 %||Jan 01|
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July 17, 2020
Industrial production increased a meagre 0.5% year-on-year in May (April: +6.2% yoy), as the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic dented activity.
July 2, 2020
Consumer prices rose a seasonally-adjusted 0.40% from the last month in June, coming in below May's 0.50% rise.
June 9, 2020
Kazakhstan’s tenge (KZT) strengthened notably against the U.S. dollar in May and at the start of June, after having sunk to a record low in March.
June 8, 2020
The National Bank of Kazakhstan (NBK) decided to keep the base rate steady at 9.50% at its monetary policy meeting on 8 June, after having slashed it by 250 basis points in April in the wake of Covid-19.
June 1, 2020
Consumer prices increased 0.5% month-on-month in May, below April’s 0.9% rise.