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RBZ Foreign Currency Auction Results: 05 October 2021

5 October 2021

The Zimbabwe dollar has lost further ground against the US dollar as indicated by the results of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) foreign currency (forex) auction conducted on Tuesday, 05 October 2021.

Last week the weighted average was US$1: ZWL$87.6653 and fell to US$1: ZWL$88.5532 this week.

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This week, US$10.69 million was allocated to the Small to Medium Enterprises forex auction while US$35.79 million was allocated to the main forex auction.

In total, US$46.49 million was allotted this week, with the bulk of the allotment going to raw materials followed by machinery and equipment.

1 217 bids were received on the Small to Medium enterprises forex auction, with 1 164 accepted and 53 disqualified.

On the main forex auction, a total of 466 bids were received, 444 were accepted while 22 were disqualified.

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) said bids that were disqualified were not eligible in terms of the Priority List.

Bids with overdue CDIs, outstanding Bills of Entry (BOEs), and those with sufficient FCA balances were also disqualified.

Some bids were allotted on a pro-rata basis to conform with the Import Priority List, the RBZ said.


Below is the RBZ summary of the forex auction:

Number of Bids Received : 1 217 466
Number of Bids Disqualified : 53 22
Total Number of Bids Accepted : 1 164 444
Total Number of Bids Allotted : 164 444
Total Value of Bids Accepted : USD10,695,839.38 USD35,798,776.22
Amount Allotted : USD10,695,839.38 USD35,798,776.22
Highest Rate Received : 98.0000 96.0000
Lowest Bid Rate Received : 85.0000 85.0000
Lowest Bid Rate Allotted : 85.0000 85.0000
Weighted Average Rate : 88.5532


Raw Materials 3,247,758.50 15,226,564.09
Machinery and Equipment 3,595,447.33 8,272,309.33
Consumables (Incl. Spares, Tyres, Electricals, etc) 1,431,730.56 3,597,274.31
Services (Loans, Education, Dividends, Disinvestments, etc) 799,181.28 1,759,691.19
Retail and Distribution (Incl. Food, Beverages, etc) 997,704.92 3,573,549.89
Fuel, Electricity and Gas 29,354.10 129,343.11
Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals 405,158.72 2,131,929.23
Paper and Packaging 189,503.97 1,108,115.07
TOTAL 10,695,839.38 35,798,776.22