Updated 08/03/2021 4:36 PM
blue dollar is
Tuesday, August 3,
at $ 178.50 for the purchase and $ 180.50 for the sale.
between the blue and the official dollar is 86%.
In this way, the
remains stable compared to the last price.
value of the blue dollar
has a substantial difference with the official dollar, which is acquired in banks and has an established price.
How was the price of the blue dollar and its evolution in August 2021
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Why is it called a blue dollar?
The blue dollar
is the one that circulates on the black market and usually has a higher value than the official one.
An explanation of its name indicates that it is so called because in English, "blue", in addition to naming the color blue, refers to something "dark".
Another theory relates it to purchase operations through bonds or stocks of companies known as
They also link it to the approximate color that appears when a fibron is applied to detect counterfeit bills.
Origin of the blue dollar
The concept of the blue dollar began to be used in Argentina as of 2011, as a consequence of the
for the acquisition of foreign currency that the Federal Administration of Public Revenues (AFIP) and the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic began to apply under the government of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
gained new momentum in December 2019, after the announcements by President Alberto Fernández about the Economic Emergency Law.
There, the implementation of the tourist dollar and the 30% tax on the purchase of dollars for savings and tourism was promoted.
It came into effect on Monday, December 23, when it was announced in the Official Gazette.
This generates that sectors that travel abroad choose to buy dollars on the
, thus generating an increase in the price of the blue dollar.
It should also be noted that
the exchange rate remains in force
and that, therefore, the purchase of the official dollar is still
by the Central Bank to only
$ 200 per month
if it is carried out by online transaction or to $ 100 if it is done through the window.