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Exchange US Dollar to Naira Daily Parallel Market Rate

Last Updated on September 30, 2021 by Ope Quadri

The parallel market exchange rate of the US dollar to Naira was N570/N580 at the time of this report on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

The market is still trying to adjust to the policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria on fx sales to BDC operators in Nigeria which took place on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

In one of our articles, we analysed how the decision of the apex bank will affect key sectors of the economy and what it should do to return sanity in the forex market instead of dollarisation of Nigeria’s economy, find it at: https://infomediang.com/implications-cbn-stops-forex-sales-to-bdc-operators

Disclaimer: This data is collated from various black market dealers in Lagos, Nigeria, meaning the price you find on this page WILL be slightly different from what you get in your state or street. Location matters.

InfomediaNG exchange prices are a guide and we’ll continue to update this page every day for the latest development in the exchange rate.

Latest US Dollar to Naira Parallel Market Rate in Nigeria

September 30, 2021

  • Buy: N580
  • Sell: N570

September 16, 2021

  • Buy: N562 ended NGN570
  • Sell: N552 dropped to NGN560

September 15, 2021

  • Buy: N562
  • Sell: N552

September 14, 2021

  • Buy: N557
  • Sell: N550

September 13, 2021

  • Buy: N550
  • Sell: N543

September 10, 2021

  • Buy: N545
  • Sell: N538

September 9, 2021

  • Buy: N540
  • Sell: N532

September 3, 2021

  • Buy: N532
  • Sell: N527

September 3, 2021

  • Buy: N530
  • Sell: N525

August 31, 2021

  • Buy: N527
  • Sell: N520

August 30, 2021

  • Buy: N527
  • Sell: N524

August 27, 2021

  • Buy: N516
  • Sell: N521

August 26, 2021

  • Buy: N516
  • Sell: N521

August 23, 2021

  • Buy: N512
  • Sell: N520

August 17, 2021

  • Buy: N508
  • Sell: N515

August 13, 2021

  • Buy: N507
  • Sell: N515

August 12, 2021

  • Buy: N507
  • Sell: N515

August 10, 2021

  • Buy: N503
  • Sell: N510

August 06, 2021

  • Buy: N495
  • Sell: N508

August 04, 2021

  • Buy: N498
  • Sell: N506

July 30, 2021

  • Buy: N512
  • Sell: N520

July 29, 2021

  • Buy: N510
  • Sell: N525

July 27, 2021

  • Buy: N500/$1
  • Sell: N505/$1

February 02,  2021

  • Buy: N474/$1
  • Sell: N480/$1

January 25, 2021

  • Buy: N472/$1
  • Sell: N477/$1

January 22, 2021

  • Buy: N472/$1
  • Sell: N477/$1

January 21, 2021

  • Buy: N472/$1
  • Sell: N475/$1

January 20, 2021

  • Buy: N471/$1
  • Sell: N475/$1

January 19, 2021

  • Buy: N470/$1
  • Sell: N475/$1

January 18, 2021

  • Buy: N470/$1
  • Sell: N475/$1

January 15, 2021

  • Buy: N470/$1
  • Sell: N475/$1

January 14, 2021

  • Buy: N470/$1
  • Sell: N475/$1

January 13, 2021

  • Buy: N470/$1
  • Sell: N474/$1

January 12, 2021

  • Buy: N470/$1
  • Sell: N475/$1

January 11, 2021

  • Buy: N467/$1
  • Sell: N472/$1

January 08, 2021

  • Buy: N467/$1
  • Sell: N472/$1

January 07, 2021

  • Buy: N465/$1
  • Sell: N470/$1

January 06, 2021

  • Buy: N465/$1
  • Sell: N470/$1

January 05, 2021

  • Buy: N465/$1
  • Sell: N470/$1

January 04, 2021

  • Buy: N465/$1
  • Sell: N470/$1

January 1, 2021

  • Buy: N465/$1
  • Sell: N470/$1

December 31, 2020

  • Buy: N465/$1
  • Sell: N470/$1

December 30, 2020

  • Buy: N465/$1
  • Sell: N470/$1

December 29, 2020

  • Buy: N465/$1
  • Sell: N470/$1

December 29, 2020

  • Buy: N460/$1
  • Sell: N465/$1

December 25, 2020

  • Buy: N460/$1
  • Sell: N465/$1

December 24, 2020

  • Buy: N470/$1
  • Sell: N475/$1

December 23, 2020

  • Buy: N465/$1
  • Sell: N475/$1

December 22, 2020

  • Buy: N470/$1
  • Sell: N476/$1

December 21, 2020

  • Buy: N472/$1
  • Sell: N477/$1

December 18, 2020

  • Buy: N472/$1
  • Sell: N477/$1

December 17, 2020

  • Buy: N472/$1
  • Sell: N478/$1

December 16, 2020

  • Buy: N470/$1
  • Sell: N475/$1

December 15, 2020

  • Buy: N470/$1
  • Sell: N475/$1

December 14, 2020

  • Buy: N470/$1
  • Sell: N475/$1

December 11, 2020

  • Buy: N470/$1
  • Sell: N475/$1

December 10, 2020

  • Buy: N470/$1
  • Sell: N478/$1

December 9, 2020

  • Buy: N470/$1
  • Sell: N483/$1

December 8, 2020

  • Buy: N470/$1
  • Sell: N483/$1

December 7, 2020

  • Buy: N465/$1
  • Sell: N480/$1

December 4, 2020

  • Buy: N465/$1
  • Sell: N475/$1

December 3, 2020

  • Buy: N475/$1 closed at N460
  • Sell: N485/$1 closed at N470

December 2, 2020

  • Buy: N475/$1
  • Sell: N485/$1

December 1, 2020

  • Buy: N490/$1
  • Sell: N500/$1

November 30, 2020

  • Buy: N490/$1
  • Sell: N500/$1

November 28, 2020

  • Buy: N485/$1
  • Sell: N500/$1

November 27, 2020

  • Buy: N485/$1
  • Sell: N495/$1

November 26, 2020

  • Buy: N485/$1
  • Sell: N495/$1

November 25, 2020

  • Buy: N480/$1
  • Sell: N487/$1

November 24, 2020

  • Buy: N476/$1
  • Sell: N483/$1

November 23, 2020

  • Buy: N474/$1
  • Sell: N484/$1

November 20, 2020

  • Buy: N474/$1
  • Sell: N484/$1

November 19, 2020

  • Buy: N470/$1 it closed at N472 before the close of business
  • Sell: N478/$1 closed at N480 before the close of business

November 18, 2020

  • Buy: N470/$1
  • Sell: N478/$1

November 17, 2020

  • Buy: N470/$1
  • Sell: N475/$1

November 16, 2020

  • Buy: N467/$1
  • Sell: N475/$1

November 13, 2020

  • Buy: N460/$1
  • Sell: N470/$1

November 12, 2020

  • Buy: N460/$1
  • Sell: N468/$1

November 11, 2020

  • Buy: N460/$1
  • Sell: N465/$1

November 10, 2020

  • Buy: N460/$1
  • Sell: N465/$1

November 9, 2020

  • Buy: N458/$1
  • Sell: N464/$1

November 5, 2020

  • Buy: N458/$1
  • Sell: N465/$1

November 4, 2020

  • Buy: N458/$1
  • Sell: N464/$1

November 3, 2020

  • Buy: N458/$1
  • Sell: N463/$1

October 30, 2020

  • Buy: N457/$1
  • Sell: N462/$1

October 29, 2020

  • Buy: N458/$1
  • Sell: N465/$1

October 28, 2020

  • Buy: N458/$1
  • Sell: N463/$1

October 27, 2020

  • Buy: N458/$1
  • Sell: N463/$1

October 26, 2020

  • Buy: N457/$1
  • Sell: N463/$1

October 23, 2020

  • Buy: N457/$1
  • Sell: N463/$1

October 17, 2020

  • Buy: N457/$1
  • Sell: N462/$1

October 16, 2020

  • Buy: N457/$1
  • Sell: N462/$1

October 15, 2020

  • Buy: N455/$1
  • Sell: N462/$1

October 14, 2020

  • Buy: N455/$1
  • Sell: N462/$1

October 13, 2020

  • Buy: N455/$1
  • Sell: N460/$1

October 12, 2020

  • Buy: N452/$1
  • Sell: N457/$1

October 9, 2020

  • Buy: N452/$1
  • Sell: N457/$1

October 8, 2020

  • Buy: N452/$1
  • Sell: N457/$1

October 7, 2020

  • Buy: N453/$1
  • Sell: N458/$1

October 6, 2020

  • Buy: N453/$1
  • Sell: N458/$1

October 5, 2020

  • Buy: N450/$1
  • Sell: N458/$1

October 2, 2020

  • Buy: N460/$1
  • Sell: N465/$1

October 1, 2020

  • Buy: N460/$1
  • Sell: N465/$1

September 30, 2020

  • Buy: N462/$1
  • Sell: N468/$1

September 29, 2020

  • Buy: N460/$1
  • Sell: N467/$1

September 28, 2020

  • Buy: N460/$1
  • Sell: N467/$1

September 25, 2020

  • Buy: N460/$1
  • Sell: N467/$1

September 24, 2020

  • Buy: N460/$1
  • Sell: N465/$1

September 23, 2020

  • Buy: N458/$1
  • Sell: N465/$1

September 22, 2020

  • Buy: N458/$1
  • Sell: N465/$1

September 21, 2020

  • Buy: N457/$1
  • Sell: N465/$1

September 18, 2020

  • Buy: N455
  • Sell: N462

September 17, 2020

  • Buy: N455
  • Sell: N465

September 16, 2020

  • Buy: N455
  • Sell: N465

September 15, 2020

  • Buy: N460
  • Sell: N460

September 14, 2020

  • Buy: 445
  • Sell: N460

September 11:

  • Buy: N440
  • Sell: N460

September 10:

  • Buy: N440
  • Sell: N455

September 9:

  • Buy: N433
  • Sell: N445

September 8:

  • Buy: N430/$1
  • Sell: N445/$1 closed at N443

September 7:

  • Buy: N430
  • Sell: N440 (closed at N445)

September 5:

  • Buy: N430/$1
  • Sell: N440/$1

September 4, 2020:

  • Buy: N430
  • Sell: N440

September 3, 2020:

  • Buy: N420
  • Sell: N440

September 2, 2020:

  • Buy: N425
  • Sell: N440

September 1, 2020:

  • Buy: N462
  • Sell: N465

August 31, 2020:

  • Buy: N463
  • Sell: N470

With this parallel market exchange rate, you might want to ask…

How can I convert Naira to Dollar on a domiciliary account?

Unless you’re a student, parent, and guardian who is looking to pay school fees abroad you might not be able to convert Naira to Dollar on your dom account.

The service is made available by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through commercial banks in Nigeria. As such, banks are willing to sell forex. It’s called CBN official exchange rate.

In fact, at a time, some banks in the country limited purchases to $100, meaning, making a foreign purchase on an international store is limited. We hope it’s lifted very soon.

If you don’t fall among the aforementioned people, your best option is to reach out to the seller. You may have to buy from ‘sellers’ in turn for USD

I think we’ve solved that question of “how can I convert my naira in my GTBank Account to dollar in my GTBank Domiciliary Account?”

Since 2020, the highest operators witnessed in the market was N480/$1 on August 18, 2020, while the lowest since the year was on March 9, 2020 when one US dollar was N360.

The rates at the Central Bank of Nigeria remained stable at ₦ 379.00 / 380.00  buy and sell respectively at the last update of this post.

It seems the intervention of the apex bank isn’t having any effect on the exchange rate. The Naira was expected to gain against the US dollar a few days ago when CBN began the sales of forex to the BDCs across Nigeria.

Why is the Naira gaining against the US Dollar lately?

The past few months have been turbulent for Nigeria’s economy and monetary regulatory bank, the CBN headed by Mr Godwin Emefiele.

During the pandemic, it was gathered that the Central Bank of Nigeria stopped selling forex to Bureau De Change (BDC) in the country, which caused scarcity in the forex market.

The few US dollars that were in circulation were hoarded by speculators, thereby making gains from the abnormally.

However, CBN came up with a good number of policies such as “funding” the BDC among others in a bid for the Naira to regain its power against the dollar.

The “surplus” in the market coupled with other policies forced the naira to gain against the US dollar.

Nigeria’s Naira is expected to continue its gains against the dollar if the CBN continues to monitor a strict obedience to its policies, regulations and order handed down to the commercial banks in Nigeria.

CBN Official Reacts:

Speaking on the efforts of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stabilise the naira against the dollar, Director of Corporate Communications Department at the CBN, Isaac Okorafor, said speculators in Nigeria’s foreign exchange market would count huge losses.

He said the CBN would also resume the sale of foreign exchange to operators of Bureau de Change from September 7 in a statement titled, “Forex: Speculators set to count losses”.

Okorafor cautioned the BDC against illicit practices, saying sale of forex to BDCs would be gradual and be done twice a week (Mondays and Wednesdays).

BDC operators express support for CBN’s policy

The President, Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria, Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, said the association is in full suport of the apex bank’s policy.

He was quoted as saying, “The anticipated intervention in the BDC sector will ensure stability in the foreign exchange market”.

He warned speculators to steer clear of the forex market, saying naira will continue to gain against the dollar.

Reacting, CBN through its Director of Corporate Communications advised those who require foreign exchange for purposes of travel, educational fees and other Invisibles to approach their respective banks.

CBN fund account of 5,180 BDCs

Meanwhile, the apex bank has funded accounts of over 5,180 BDCs with $51.8m for forex sales resumption just as international flights resumed at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

We heard the certified Bureau De Change operators received the funds late Monday night, September 7, 2020.

What does this mean for Naira?

The Naira is expected to gain against the US dollar through the week and through the year if the CBN continues to play its regulatory roles and ensures compliance from banks and the BDCs.

Naira falls at black market against US dollar September 8

On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, Nigerian Naira falls further against the US dollar instead of the anticipated gain. At the parallel market, it’s N445/$1 despite the resumed sales of over $50 million to 5,180 BDC operators.

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