Ethiopian Birr

Ethiopian Birr

The birr (Amharic: ብር) is the unit of currency in Ethiopia. Before 1976, dollar was the official English translation of birr. Today, it is officially birr in English as well. In 1931, the Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I, formally requested that the international community use the name Ethiopia (as it had already been known internally for at least 1,600 years) instead of Abyssinia, and the issuing Bank of Abyssinia also became the Bank of Ethiopia. Thus, the pre-1931 currency could be considered the Abyssinian birr and the post-1931 currency the Ethiopian birr, although it was the same country and the same currency before and after. 186 billion birr were in circulation in 2008 ($14.7 billion or €9.97 billion).

South African Rand

South African Rand

The rand (sign: R; code: ZAR) is the currency of South Africa. The Rand is subdivided into 100 cents (sign: "c"). The ISO 4217 code is ZAR, from Dutch Zuid-Afrikaanse Rand (South African Rand). The Rand is legal tender in the Common Monetary Area between South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, and Namibia, although the last three countries do have their own currencies pegged at par with rand. Before 1976, the rand was legal tender in Botswana.

1 Ethiopian Birr to South African Rand exchange rates chart

1 ETB to ZAR exchange rates graph
1 ETB to ZAR Spot rate – This is known more formally as the ‘interbank’ rate. It is the rate banks or large financial institutions charge each other when trading significant amounts of foreign currency. In the business, this is sometimes referred to as a ‘spot rate’. It is not the tourist rate and you cannot buy currency at this rate, as you are buying relatively small amounts of foreign currency. In everyday life it is the same as the difference between wholesale and retail prices. The rates shown in financial newspapers and in broadcast media are usually the interbank rates.

1 ETB to ZAR exchange rates table

Exchange ETB to ZAR
1 Ethiopian Birr = 0.492 South African Rand
2 Ethiopian Birr = 0.985 South African Rand
5 Ethiopian Birr = 2.462 South African Rand
10 Ethiopian Birr = 4.924 South African Rand
Exchange Ethiopian Birr to South African Rand
1 Ethiopian Birr to South African Rand Cross rate – This is the rate we give to customers who want to exchange currencies that do not involve the local currency. For example, if you want to exchange Australian dollars into US dollars.

1 ETB to ZAR exchange rates news

Ethio Telecom Cuts Tariff Off International Calls, SMS from Ethiopia

2merkato provides business information for investors, suppliers, buyers, traders who are engaged or want to engage in business activities in Ethiopia.

14 days indicative neutral
Rand gains ahead of GDP data

The rand moved in tandem with other emerging markets which have been buoyed by thaw in tensions between the world’s top two economies as presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping struck a deal at the G20 summit over the weekend in Argentina.

about 1 month conditional positive
South Africa's Rand Falls to 2-Year Low As Turkey Rout Spreads

Magnitude of rand's slide came after three days of heavy losses and caught South African Reserve Bank by surprise, but deputy governor at bank told Reuters that regulator was 'nowhere near' intervening to support currency

about 2 months conditional positive

1 ETB to ZAR currency converter