Only US$43.9 million was allotted to 435 businesses through the foreign currency auction market in October, the lowest amount so far this year.
The bulk of the money, US$39.2 million went to 139 large firms while 296 small and medium enterprises got only US$4.7 million.
More companies are, however, relying on their own cash as US$655.6 million was paid from individual foreign currency accounts during the same month.
In March, for example, companies paid out US$403.5 million from their FCAs while US$184.1 million came from the auction.
Here is the list of companies that were allotted forex in October.