Closing value of the dollar in Honduras this June 17 from USD to HNL

Closing value of the dollar in Honduras this June 17 from USD to HNL
Closing value of the dollar in Honduras this June 17 from USD to HNL

USD/HNL is used to distinguish the dollar rate against the Honduran lempira. (Infobae)

He American dollar was negotiated at closing 24.67 lempiras on averagewhich represented a change of 0.01% when compared to the price of the previous day, when it was quoted at 24.67 lempiras.

In relation to the last week, the American dollar marks an increase in 0.3%%so that in the last year there is still an increase in the 0.5%.

If we compare the figure with previous days, it chained three consecutive sessions in positive values. In the last week, volatility was noticeably lower than that accumulated in the last year, therefore its price is showing fewer changes than usual recently.

The lempira has been the legal currency in Honduras since 1931., uses the abbreviation HNL and is divided into 100 cents; Furthermore, its issuance is regulated by the Central Bank.

Before 1930, the official currency was the Honduran peso and it had been founded by the private banking entity Banco Atlántida. It was in 1932 when Congress finally approved the creation of the currency, which remained in the hands of the Central Bank (after its founding in 1950).

At that time the exchange rate was two lempiras to one US dollar, but In 2005 the exchange rate depreciated up to 18.04 HNL per dollar (22.16 HNL per euro).

The name of the currency comes in honor of the Lempira chief of the Lenca people, an indigenous leader who defended his territory after the Spanish invasion. It also appears on banknotes and a couple of coins. Coins of 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents are currently in circulation, as well as bills of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500 lempiras.

In 2013, the Central Bank of Honduras approved the printing of 315 million banknotes that had the Braille system and special bars for people with visual disabilities, in addition to the possible creation of inorganic banknotes.

In 2018 and 2019, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) managed to grow 3.7% and 2.7% respectively, but after the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic and the impact of category four hurricanes Eta and Iotathe economy took a sharp 9% drop, while incomes and jobs also fell.

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