Current Rates at the Black Market
The exchange rate for a dollar to Naira in the Lagos Parallel Market (Black Market) stands at N1345 for buying and N1350 for selling.
These figures, sourced from Bureau De Change (BDC) representatives on January 20, 2024, indicate the dynamics of the informal forex market.
CBN’s Stance on the Black Market
It’s crucial to note that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) officially does not recognize the parallel market (black market). The CBN directs individuals seeking Forex transactions to approach their respective banks.
This underscores the regulatory stance of the country’s central monetary authority.
Specifics of Dollar to Naira Exchange Rates
In a detailed breakdown, the buying rate at the Black Market is N1345, while the selling rate is N1350. In contrast, the CBN rate for the same day shows a buying rate of 890 and a selling rate of 891.
It’s essential to acknowledge that individual transactions may deviate from these rates due to the inherent variability in currency prices.
Fuel Price Dynamics
Shifting focus, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) provides insights into the fuel price scenario. According to NBS data for December 2023, the pump price of fuel surged by 225.85 percent to N671.86 per litre.
This marks a notable increase from the N206.19 recorded in December 2022. The report also details regional variations in petrol prices, with Ogun state registering the highest at N776.54.
Conclusion: Dynamic Economic Indicators
As economic indicators such as exchange rates and fuel prices undergo fluctuations, individuals navigating financial landscapes must remain attuned to these dynamic changes.
The interplay between official directives and informal market dynamics adds layers to the financial narrative in Nigeria.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn