The Central Bank of Iraq’s (CBI) dollar sales went up to $163,950 million on Wednesday, compared to $113,537 million in the previous session.
The exchange rate reached to 1,166 Iraqi dinars for one dollar.
"The demand hit $4,900 million in cash, covered at an exchange rate of 1,179 Iraqi dinars per dollar, and $159,56 million in foreign transfers outside the country, covered at an exchange rate of 1,179 Iraqi dinars per dollar," according to a CBI news bulletin received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
None of the 16 banks that participated in today’s session offered to sell dollars.
The Central Bank of Iraq runs a daily auction from Sunday to Thursday.