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RBI remains net seller of dollar in Oct, sells $7.2 bn of greenback: Data

RBI maintains that its intervention in the foreign exchange market is to curb volatility in the rupee

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Reserve Bank of India
Reserve Bank of India

The (RBI) continued to remain a net seller of the US in October, as it sold $7.204 billion of the in the spot market, RBI data showed.

In the reporting month, the central bank purchased $945 million, while sold $8.149 billion in the spot market, according to the data.

In September 2018, the RBI sold $31 million of the in the spot market on a net basis, after it bought $1.012 billion, while selling $1.043 billion.

In October 2017, the apex bank was net buyer of US currency, after it had bought $1.910 billion, while sold $1.058 billion in the spot market.

RBI maintains that its intervention in the foreign exchange market is to curb volatility in the and not to target a level of the domestic currency.

In FY18, the apex bank had net purchased $33.689 billion of US dollars from the spot market. It had bought $52.068 billion, while sold $18.379 billion.

In FY17, the RBI had bought $12.351 billion of the US on a net basis.

In the forward market, the outstanding net forward sales at the end of October 2018 was $2.888 billion, compared with $1.358 billion in September, according to the RBI data.

First Published: Tue, December 11 2018. 18:00 IST
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