A volume of operations on the interbank currency market for April made up USD 12.869 billion, the National Bank statement reads.
NBU interventions on the currency market (balance) amounted to USD 1.318 billion. In March, real and effective hryvnia exchange rate against December 2009 was 5.1%, which was caused by both an excess of inflation in Ukraine against its weighted index in the countries-main trade partners (by 2.3 pp) and strengthening of the nominal effective hryvnia exchange rate (by 2.8%). The latter occurred as a result of the hryvnia strengthening versus a number of hard currencies, including the U.S. dollar, euro, pound sterling, Japanese yen, etc. As it was reported, the international currency reserves of the National Bank increased by 4.79% tо USD 26.351 billion this April.