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Russians began to buy dollars and euros more actively due to coronavirus
In February 2020, the demand for dollars and euros among Russians increased by 19% and 7% compared to February last year, respectively. Experts attribute this to the coronavirus epidemic, the stock market crash due to it, and the weakening ruble.
As the TASS, in February, the volume of purchases of American currency increased by 40%, and the number - by 18%. At the same time, compared with January, the volume of purchases fell by 12%, and the number decreased by 4%. Euro purchases rose 7%, while purchases fell 17%. However, compared with January, they began to buy euros 31% more often, but the number of purchases decreased by 6%.
Most actively, according to the publication, in February, Muscovites and Petersburgers bought dollars and euros. High demand for this currency was also in Novosibirsk and Saratov.