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Exit of US Dollars Exceeds US $1.6 Billion in April

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The balance of incoming and outgoing US dollars was negative for the second consecutive month. In April, outflows surpassed inflows by US $1.625 billion, the Central Bank (BC) said today. In March, the negative balance was US $4.237 billion.

Last month, the financial flow (investments in securities, remittances of profits and dividends abroad and direct foreign investments, among other operations) registered a negative balance of US $5.751 billion and the commercial one (foreign exchange operations related to exports and imports) had a positive balance of US $4,126 billion.

From January to May 3, the balance is positive at US $3.690 billion. The financial flow registered a negative balance of US $5.496 billion and the commercial is positive US $9.187 billion.