The local currency has been on the slide, though by a few cents since the 10 November auction when it averaged $81.67..
It averaged $81.8572 today against last week’s $81.8765.
A total of US$30.3 million was allotted today bringing the total disbursed since the auction started on 23 June to US$563.4million.
The highest offer today was $86 and the lowest $80.
A total of 424 bids were accepted and only 43 were disqualified.
The Optional Market Implied Rate also fell from firmed from 105.82 to 102.11.