USD operations rise 2.3 times, Euro 2.4 times in Azerbaijan’s currency market – Foreign exchange cash sold by bank departments to the population doubled

Baku: The turnover with the USD in Azerbaijan’s currency market rose 2.3 times, operations with Euro increased 2.4 times in the first quarter, said the CB spokesman Azer Alesgerov.

The operations with the USD in the first quarter of 2015 amounted to $18,341,000,000, it was $7,789,000,000 last year.

Euro operations stood at € 1,491,000,000 in 2015, €612 mln in 2014.

CB spokesman added that foreign exchange cash sold by bank departments to the population increased over 2.1 times.

They sold USD in the amount of $1,743.5 mln and Euro in the amount of $447.5 mln. These figures relevantly made $4,332.4 mln and $288.1 mln in 2015.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY