Day: July 28, 2020

Reserves: fall in July, BCRA sold more than $360 million

Under the pretext of avoiding a balance of payments crisis, everything points to the fact that the exchange rate trap will have a long life. There is concern about the dripping reserves that the BCRA is suffering. At the end of almost three weeks in July, the BCRA recorded net sales with the private sector of $362 million. Net reserves estimated at $10 billion, half of which is gold and SDRs.

Gold climbed almost 2% against the collapse of the dollar in the world

Spot gold climbed 1.8% to $1,934.62, a new record after an escalation in the geopolitical dispute between the United States and China, which affected the dollar and threatened to hit the global economy even harder. Gold has climbed 28% this year. The dollar is losing its appeal as a refuge. The dollar depreciated on Monday to a nearly two-year low against the EUR, which rose 0.9% to $1.18. In a similar vein, the Yen gained 0.8%.

Consumption fell by 3.2% in June

The massive consumption had during the month of June, a fall of 3.2% compared to the same month of the previous year. According to the product categories, the main consumption drops in June were in non-alcoholic beverages (-13.4%); sweets, (-9.6%); hygiene and cosmetics (-5%); spirits (-3.8%) and perishable and frozen (3.6%).