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My God!!! See The Exchange Rate Of Dollar To Naira From 1972 To 2017 [You Will Be Shocked]


The Naira was a very strong currency in the 70’s and 80’s as fifty five kobo (55k) could fetch you about one dollar.


The discovery of crude oil in Nigeria affected the foreign reserves very well. The The frequent importation of western made products also contributed to the fall of Naira because this requires Dollars to purchase hence making the demand for the Dollar a scarce commodity.

Nigeria which was one of the highest exporters of agricultural products began to import products like rice, garri, cocoa and so on.

Find Below Naira to Dollar Exchange Rate History :

1972 $1 = N0.658

1973 $1 = N0.658

1974 $1 = N0.63

1975 $1 = N0.616

1976 $1 = N0.62

1977 $1 = N0.647

1978 $1 = N0.606

1979 $1 = N0.596

1980 $1 = N0.550 (0.900 Black Market Rate)

1981 $1 = N0.61

1982 $1 = N0.673

1983 $1 = N0.724

1984 $1 = N0.765

1985 $1 = N0.894 (N1.70 Black Market Rate)

1986 $1 = N2.02 (N3.90 Black Market Rate)

1987 $1 = N4.02 (N5.90 Black Market Rate)

1988 $1 = N4.54 (N6.70 Black Market Rate)

1989 $1 = N7.39 (N10.70 Black Market Rate)

1990 $1 = N7.39 (N10.70 Black Market Rate)

1991 $1 = N8.04 (N9.30 Black Market Rate)

1992 $1 = N9.91

1993 $1 = N17.30 (N21.90 Black Market Rate)

1994 $1 = N22.33 (N56.80 Black Market Rate)

1995 $1 = N21.89 (N71.70 Black Market Rate)

1996 $1 = N21.89 (N84.58 Black Market Rate)

1997 $1 = N21.89 (N84.58 Black Market Rate)

1998 $1 = N21.89 (N84.70 Black Market Rate)

1999 $1 = N21.89 (N88-N90 Black Market Rate)

2000 $1 = N85.98 (N105.00 Black Market Rate)

2001 $1 = N99-N106 (N104-N122 Black Market Rate)

2002 $1 = N109-N113 (N122-N140 Black Market Rate)

2003 $1 = N114-N127 (N135-N137 Black Market Rate)

2004 $1 = N127-N130 (N137-N144 Black Market Rate)

2005 $1 = N132-N136

2006 $1 = N128.50-N131.80

2007 $1 = N120-N125

2008 $1 = N115.50-N120

2009 $1 = N145-N171

2010 $1 = N148.21-N154.8

2011 $1 = N151.05-N165.1

2012 $1 = N155.09-N161.5

2013 $1 = N153.21-N162.9

2014 $1 = N170-N199

2015 $1 = N199-N300

2016 $1 = N300-N320 (N310-N370 Black Market Rate)

2017 $1 = N315

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