According to statistics of the Central Bank of Iraq, the sale of the bank more than $ 27 billion in the auction for the sale of foreign currency since the beginning of this year 2016, and until yesterday Sunday.
Statistical indicate According to the website of the bank that " the quantity sold to banks from the date of January 2016 3rd to Sunday November current 913, amounted to $ 27 billion, 921 million, 177 thousand, and $ 867."
And recorded these sales significant decrease for the same period last year, It stood at the date of 04.01.2015 and up to November 13 of the same year , 37 billion and 653 million and 615 thousand and $ 389, a decrease of about $ 10 billion.
sells CBI, in a weekly auction except public holidays amounts of dollar often exceed the barrier The $ 100 million, to banks and companies remittance.
The face of the bank, licensed banks and money transfer companies , broker for the sale and purchase of foreign currencies all reduce the amount of the sale of foreign of the US dollar currency for those wishing to travel outside the country.
and select a bank to these entities , " the amount of 3000 dollars selling instead five thousand dollars for citizens wishing to obtain a dollar to cover their expenses abroad. "
he revealed a senior official at the Central Bank of Iraq, about the size of the currency amount of foreign bank reserves.
the general director of banking and credit control in the Central Bank Ihsan Shomran Yasiri, in a televised statement, last September, that " the cash reserves of the bank 's foreign currency of up to $ 50 billion , which is quite normal number with a country in the past three years a large deficit in the state , " stressing that the foreign reserves are , according to the international Monetary Fund on the safe side. "
he said judges specialized money laundering issues that "millions of dollars were smuggled out of the country by traders and bankers and fictitious companies and money transfer benefiting from currency auction sale of the Central Bank of Iraq.
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