The price of the dollar today, Saturday October 16, 2021, is quoted at 3.9323 soles, according to the Bloomberg portal. This price is given after the currency closed the previous day at S / 3.9200, according to the Central Reserve Bank of Peru. In addition, the exchange rate in the parallel market is located at S / 3,870 for the purchase and S / 3,930 for the sale. As for Sunat, this state entity quotes the greenback at S / 3,997 for the purchase and S / 4,002 for the sale. The value of the foreign currency is stable after the ratification of Julio Velarde in the board of the BCRP and the appointment of Mirtha Vásquez as president of the Council of Ministers.
In the economic sphere, when the dollar was on the rise, companies that carried out transactions with the US currency “saved” more than S / 9.5 billion, especially in economic activities dedicated to foreign trade. For Juan Carlos Mathews, former vice minister of Mype, this depended a lot on the type of company and how it obtained its income. “If it was an export company, it could have benefited because the income is in dollars and it was an important advantage. The opposite happened with an importing company because it had to buy dollars to pay its supplier, ”the former public official told La República.
In addition, according to a report from the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI), between July and September of this year, the occupied population of Metropolitan Lima reached 4 million 655 thousand 300 people, increasing by 24.1% (905,400 people) compared to the same quarter of 2020,
In this way, the use of Metropolitan Lima accumulates six continuous mobile quarters of growth, however, it has not yet recovered the level registered in the July-August-September 2019 quarter, the prepandemic period, as it decreased by 5.5%. In other words, there are still 272,100 people who cannot get their jobs back.
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