How much is the dollar worth in Chile: exchange rate today, Friday, May 13, 2022 | Today’s Dollar | Dollar value to Chilean peso | central bank | TDEX | NMR | ECONOMY

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 How much is the dollar worth in Chile: exchange rate today, Friday, May 13, 2022 |  Today's Dollar |  Dollar value to Chilean peso |  central bank |  TDEX |  NMR |  ECONOMY

How much is the dollar in Chile? Here we tell you what the exchange rate is for this Friday, May 13, after the inflation figures for April in the United States, which exceeded estimates and reaffirmed the expectations of monetary tightening by the Federal Reserve.

The US dollar is paid at the opening of today, Friday, May 13, at 864.65 Chilean pesos on averageaccording to data from Bloomberg.

The dollar in Chile ended the day on Thursday, May 12, at 862.50 Chilean pesos, which meant a rise of 0.03% compared to the session on Wednesday, according to data from Bloomberg.

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Globally, the year-on-year rate of inflation in the United States moderated slightly in April to 8.3% -two tenths below that of March-, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Wednesday. The monthly rise in consumer prices was 0.3%.

In addition, the United States Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rates by half a percentage point, the first increase of this magnitude since 2000, to try to control record inflation, and signaled that further hikes “will be justified” in the future.

The rates were in a range of 0.75% to 1%, according to the official statement issued at the end of a two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve Monetary Policy Committee (FOMC).

What is the Chilean peso?

The Chilean peso is the official currency of Chile, whose origins with the Central Bank of Chile as issuer date back to 1925.

Currently, coins of 10, 50, 100 and 500 Chilean pesos are in circulation. Those of 1 and 5 pesos have ceased to be issued since 2017.

What are the banknotes that circulate in Chile?

To date, the bills that circulate in Chile are those of 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 20,000 pesos.

The 1,000, 2,000 and 5,000 peso bills are made of a material known as polymer, which is soft and smooth to the touch. For the denominations of 10,000 and 20,000 pesos, cotton paper is used, which gives them a certain rough texture.

Economic situation in Chile for this 2022

This year, Chile will have great political and economic challenges that will face the leftist Gabriel Boric, who came to power after winning the second presidential round on December 19, 2021, with 55.87% of the preferences over 44.13%. of his rival José Antonio Kast.

Inflation in Chile continues to rise and in April marked an increase of 1.4% driven by a rise in food, non-alcoholic beverages and recreation and culture, reaching a historic 10.5% in the last 12 months, according to the Institute National Statistics (INE).

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) thus increased by 4.8% so far this year, while the year-on-year figure, which exceeded what was expected by the markets, is the first in two digits since 1994, according to specialized local media.

The divisions that registered the greatest increase in their prices compared to the previous month were food and non-alcoholic beverages, with strong pressure on bread and cereals (3%) and oils and fats (16.4%), registering increases in 56 products of a total of 76 that make up the division.

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For its part, the Chilean economy expanded 7.2% in March over the same month in 2021, the Central Bank indicated, a result that exceeded expectations amid rising prices and thanks to the boost from the services sector.

The Monthly Index of Economic Activity (Imacec), which prefigures the GDP figures, showed that the result “This was mainly explained by the increase in service activities. Meanwhile, the production of goods fell, mainly affected by mining and other goods”.

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