The National Bank of Belarus continues to constrain the drop rate of the Belarusian ruble against foreign currencies. In exchange offices of the demand for dollars and euros are still elevated. Meanwhile, traders at the 20% rise in the price of many imported goods.
In the exchange offices of the chief state bank in the country — "BBK" — the dollar for the people today sold for 3080 rubles. Some commercial banks even at a few cents cheaper. No queues for the currency, but the demand for it is:
Reporter"Have you tried to buy the currency now and got it from you?"
Mr.: "It's easy. Today went and bought everything."
Reporter "And how do you think that is why there was this excitement with the currency?"
"It raised the noise that will be the devaluation of the Belarusian ruble, that's all rushed to buy. And now the banks have a currency."
Reporter "Or are you worried about the situation with the excitement for the currency?"
Woman: "It was a" nice "when flown all the money a couple of years ago. I think what nobody wants that."
Meanwhile many foreign traders in goods production to raise prices. In the shops reported that the state of theirs dollar differs insignificantly: the calculation of the Belarusian ruble exchange rate is 3,100 rubles per dollar. But the markets and shopping malls for $ 1 asked to pay a 3,600 Belarusian rubles, the entrepreneur Dmitry Kaspiarovich:
"The market is already everywhere in Zhdanovichy exhibited warning that prices are rising by 20%. This is due to the fact that the Belarusian entrepreneurs who sell equipment for Belarusian rubles, according to the dollar at a rate of 3,600 rubles. And this is something that really is: the dollar not worth three thousand, six hundred and three — all understand it, and therefore expose the new prices. So everywhere — in Zhdanovichy on "Castle" and other markets are now the new prices. And if everything will continue as it is, we can come to a situation that was in the early 2000s. When there were two courses was the official dollar exchange rate and informal, in which all calculations were carried out. "
The rumors about the devaluation of the Belarusian ruble and speculative demand for foreign currency triggered by the actions of the authorities, and in particular — the restriction on the sale of foreign currency to legal entities, said one of the leaders of the movement of entrepreneurs Alexander Makaev:
"This is a response to the ban for businesses to buy foreign currency over a certain size. As a result, rumors, hype and volatility in the foreign exchange market. Legal entities in the accounts are going Belarusian rubles, and they can not buy the currency, so are forced to turn to intermediaries. Thus courses, there are black and the black market exchange. And this is the answer to anti-market practices of the state. Thus, this situation has formed the state itself. "
According to Alexander Makau, as a result of the burden of the situation on the currency market of the country rests on the shoulders of buyers.