13-08-2012 12:49 Belarus
Belarus forex market down to $34.5bn in January-July
According to provisional data, in January-July 2012 the Belarusian foreign exchange market volume totaled $34.5 billion, 35.8% down from January-July 2011. The daily turnover averaged $220.8 million in 2012, representatives of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus told BelTA.
In January-July 2012 the volume of over-the-counter transactions reached $10.9 billion, down from $40.4 billion in January-July 2011.
The volume of transactions performed via the Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange in January-July 2012 totaled $17 billion while in January-July 2011 the figure stood at $7.7 billion.
The volume of forex transactions performed by individuals in January-July 2012 made $6.5 billion, up from $5.6 billion the year before.