CBN Official Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today 19th August 2023

CBN Official Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today 19th August 2023 can be accessed below.

NewsNGR has provided an update on the Official Dollar to Naira exchange rate today, which also includes exchange rates of Pounds to Naira, Euro to Naira, and more popular currencies used by Nigerians

Today’s Official Dollar to Naira Rate


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As of August 19, 2023, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has provided the official Dollar to Naira buying and selling rates:

Buying (NGN)Central (NGN)Selling (NGN)
US DOLLAR743.635744.135744.635

Note: The CBN does not endorse the parallel market, also known as the black market. If you’re interested in Forex, it’s advisable to contact your bank first. The parallel exchange rate often differs from the CBN rate, and fluctuations can significantly impact Nigeria’s economy.

The Effect of Exchange Rate on Economy

When the Naira’s value goes down, it results in inflation, affecting the country’s residents. Therefore, it is crucial to work towards improving Nigeria’s economy by promoting exports and selling more goods to other countries.

Black Market vs. CBN Rate

The black market rate for dollars is usually higher than the CBN rate. The CBN exchange rate is the official rate for buying or selling dollars for Naira on the CBN website. Conversely, the dollar-to-naira bank rate, used for foreign online purchases with a Naira MasterCard or Debit card from a Nigerian bank, is generally lower than the black market rates.

Currency Exchange Rate

The exchange rate of the US Dollar to the Nigerian Naira also affects other currencies, influencing the cost of importing goods and services into Nigeria.

CBN Official Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today 19th August 2023

CodeCurrency NameBuying (₦)Central (₦)Selling (₦)
USDUnited States Dollar743.635744.135744.635
GBPUnited Kingdom Pound946.7961947.4327948.0693
EUREuro Member Countries808.3312808.8747809.4182
CHFSwitzerland Franc843.6975844.2648844.8321
JPYJapanese Yen5.1195.11245.1259
XOFCommunaute Financiere Africaine BCE1.21871.22871.2387
XAFCommunaute Financiere Africaine CFA1.21871.22871.2387
WAUWest African Units Accounts990.6204991.2864991.9525
SARSaudi Arabia Riyal198.1864198.3197198.4529
DKKDenmark Krone108.4633108.5362108.6091
XDRSpecial Drawing Rights989.5551990.2204990.8858
CNYChina Yuan Renminbi102.0495102.1182102.1868
ZARSouth Africa Rand39.235139.261539.2879


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