Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$99.65 down from J$99.92 while the British pound sterling ended trading at J$165.04 down from J$165.27.
Trading in the foreign exchange market on Friday, resulted in a slight rise in the value of the Jamaican dollar against the US dollar as US$42.5 million of the US dollar was sold by dealers at an average rate of $127.11 to the US dollar.
On Thursday, US$40.1 million was purchased at an average rate of $127.20. US currency purchases amounted to US$44.48 million on Friday, at an average rate of $126.29 compared to Thursday, with US$39.2 million at $126.31.
Dealers purchased US$57.4 million, versus US$46.3 million on Thursday in all currencies in Jamaica’s forex market and sold US$73.4 million compared with US$46.1 million of all currencies sold previously.
At Midday, dealers bought US$14.4 million at J$126.66 and sold US$17.1 million at J$127.12.
The selling rate for the Canadian dollar climbed to J$99.92 from J$98.14 at the close on Thursday. The selling rate for the British Pound dropped to J$165.27 versus J$167.14 on Thursday and the euro lost value against the Jamaican dollar, to J$147 to buy the European common currency, versus J$149.42 previously.
- Countries: Jamaica