South Africa: USD exchange rate

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 South Africa

USD Exchange rate

 Latest value 18.3724
 Reference May 2024
 Measure South African Rands per USD
 Data availability January 2000 - May 2024
 Average 10.7477
 Min - Max 5.7256 - 19.0916
 Source Google Finance
The currency chart for South Africa shows historical data for the South African Rands per USD exchange rate. These are monthly averages and not end-of-month currency values. An increase means depreciation against the USD as one can exchange more South African Rands per USD. Depreciation implies that goods from South Africa become cheaper to export and it becomes cheaper for foreigners to visit South Africa.

The series for South Africa are available from January 2000 to May 2024. For that period, the average exchange rate for South Africa was 10.7477 South African Rands per USD with a minimum of 5.7256 South African Rands per USD in December 2004 and a maximum of 19.0916 South African Rands per USD in May 2023. The most recent available data point is 18.3724 South African Rands per USD, a change of -2.86% from the previous data point of 18.9135 South African Rands per USD and a change of -3.77% from a year ago when the level was 19.0916 South African Rands per USD.

Currency values in South Africa and elsewhere have different driving forces over the short-run and the long-run. Countries may have fixed or floating exchange rate regimes or be part of monetary unions. They may experience currency crises. These and other issues are discussed in detail on our Exchange rate page.
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Recent values chart
South Africa - USD exchange rate - recent values

Historical chart
South Africa - USD exchange rate - historical chart - 2000-2024
Measure: South African Rands per USD
Source: Google Finance


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Definition: The amount of local currency units that can be exchanged for one USD. An increase (decrease) means USD appreciation (depreciation). The values are monthly averages of the daily exchange rates provided by Google Finance.

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