Forex Exchange Rates

The Central Bank of Kenya compiles indicative foreign exchange rates daily for use by the general public. These rates reflect the average buying and selling rates of the major participants in the foreign exchange market at the open of trade every day, thus providing aforex good indicator for any interested party on the value of the shilling on any particular day.

It is noteworthy that the rates provided by the central bank are only indicative and the forex dealers, i.e. commercial banks and forex bureaus, may apply varying rates on their forex transactions. It is expected that competition among the dealers will lead to reasonable/competitive margins being applied to forex transactions with customers.

Forex bureaus are licensed to cater specifically for the retail end of the forex market, i.e. buyers and sellers of small amounts of forex, mainly cash. Bureaus therefore often have favorable rates for this market segment when compared to commercial banks’ cash rates.

The commercial banks are more competitive when dealing with larger amounts of forex that are settled via telegraphic transfers using correspondent accounts abroad and therefore tend provide finer rates for this market segment. Nevertheless, all forex deals are transacted on a willing buyer willing seller basis and are subject to negotiation between the forex dealers and their customers.

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DateCurrencyBuySellMean
29-07-2015US DOLLAR102.3450102.5182102.4316
29-07-2015STG POUND159.7317160.0389159.8853
29-07-2015EURO113.0944113.3239113.2092
29-07-2015SA RAND8.14738.16688.1571
29-07-2015KES / USHS33.164833.318733.2418
29-07-2015KES / TSHS20.386620.518820.4527
29-07-2015KES / RWF6.63226.93876.7854
29-07-2015KES / BIF14.967115.090115.0286
29-07-2015AE DIRHAM27.863427.911327.8873
29-07-2015CAN $79.085979.250379.1681
29-07-2015S FRANC106.2993106.5125106.4059
29-07-2015JPY (100)82.917483.078082.9977
29-07-2015SW KRONER11.928511.974211.9513
29-07-2015NOR KRONER12.498912.540812.5198
29-07-2015DAN KRONER15.160715.188615.1746
29-07-2015IND RUPEE1.60141.60461.6030
29-07-2015HONGKONG DOLLAR13.205313.227613.2165
29-07-2015SINGAPORE DOLLAR75.038575.176575.1075
29-07-2015SAUDI RIYAL27.290527.338227.3144
29-07-2015CHINESE YUAN16.483316.512316.4978
29-07-2015AUSTRALIAN $74.926875.074175.0004

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