Ukrainians in February 2016 sold $146.6 million more foreign currency than bought, improving the figure for January by 27.7%, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).
According to its data, in February the population reduced forex purchases compared to the previous month by 0.39%, to $39.3 million, while sales increased by 20.53%, to $185.9 million.
The National Bank specified that 32.85% more U.S. dollars, or $95 million, were sold, while 4.69% less dollars, or $28.5 million, were bought.
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Over the past year Ukrainians sold $1.55 billion more foreign currency to banks than bought, while in the previous year the volume of forex purchases $2.41 billion exceeded its sales: a total of $5.61 billion was sold and $8.02 billion was bought.