The price of the US dollar in Peru was operating on the rise in the informal or parallel market today, Tuesday, January 4, 2022. The exchange rate rose to S / 3,955 for the purchase and S / 4,000 for the sale, according to exchange houses in Lima.
On the other hand, in the interbank market, the greenback traded at S / 3,960 in the interbank market, according to data provided by the Central Reserve Bank (BCR).
The monetary entity detailed that the dollar has a decline of 0.78% so far in 2022, compared to the result recorded at the end of last year (S / 3.991)
The foreign currency registered an appreciation of 10.28% at the end of 2021 due to the impact of the political uncertainty and doubts about the economic outlook due to the new variants of the coronavirus.
“The Peruvian exchange rate continues to present upward pressure in the fourth quarter of 2021, which is associated with both domestic and external factors″ Said the BCR in its latest inflation report.
The institution highlighted that the US currency has been affected in recent months, mainly by political noise, announcements of possible nationalizations, problems with companies mining, greater aversion to risk due to fears of inflationary pressures globally, the variant omicron coronavirus and a new request for presidential vacancy.
So far this year, the monetary entity has offered US $ 17,600 million in the foreign exchange market through sales in the spot market (US $ 11,600 million) and net placement of exchange derivatives and CDR BCRP (US $ 6,000 million).
The projections for the closing of the exchange rate in 2022 they are between S / 4.10 and S / 4.20, while for next year it would range between S / 4.01 and S / 4.25.