The price of the US dollar in Peru was operating on the rise in the informal market (parallel) today, Tuesday, October 19, 2021. The exchange rate rose to S / 3,935 for the purchase and S / 3,975 for the sale, according to exchange houses in Lima.
On the other hand, in the interbank market, the greenback traded at S / 3,949 in the interbank market, according to data provided by the Central Reserve Bank (BCR).
The monetary entity detailed that the dollar It has an advance of 9.12% so far in 2021, compared to the result recorded at the end of last year (S / 3,619).
The foreign currency registered an appreciation of 9.20% at the end of 2020 due to the impact of the pandemic of the coronavirus and the political-social crisis.
“The upward pressure on the exchange rate continues in the third quarter of 2021 mainly due to local factors, such as the high demand for dollars in the spot market that comes mainly from the corporate sector; and a greater aversion to risk due to the anticipation of an early normalization of the monetary policy of the Federal Reserve, as well as fears about the advance of the Delta variant of COVID-19″ Said the BCR in its latest inflation report.
The institution highlighted that, despite the context, Latin American currencies presented a better performance between June and September 2021 compared to the second quarter.
The monetary entity has intervened through exchange swaps and accumulates a balance of S / 25,871 million of this instrument as of September 15.
The projections for the closing of the exchange rate in 2021 they are between S / 4.00 and S / 4.10, while for next year it would range between S / 4.00 and S / 4.25.