5 of the worst performing currencies in Africa in 2022

5 of the worst performing currencies in Africa in 2022 Every week, Steve Hanke, a Professor of Applied Economics and Director of the Troubled Currencies Project in the United States, publishes Hanke’s currency watchlist, a group of currencies that have depreciated by at least 20% against the dollar since January 2020. Hanke, a professor at … The post 5 of the worst performing currencies in Africa in 2022 appeared first on NewWebGh.

5 of the worst performing currencies in Africa in 2022

5 of the worst performing currencies in Africa in 2022

Every week, Steve Hanke, a Professor of Applied Economics and Director of the Troubled Currencies Project in the United States, publishes Hanke’s currency watchlist, a group of currencies that have depreciated by at least 20% against the dollar since January 2020.

Hanke, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, explains that the currencies of the countries on his list have suffered massive devaluations against the US dollar since January 2020.

Professor Hanke’s currency watchlist below shows the ranking order of inflation rates and currency devaluations of countries. Indeed, inflation rates and currency devaluations come together at the hip like conjoined twins.

Here are the 5 worst-performing currencies in Africa in 2022

1. Zimbabwean dollar

Zimbabwean dollar
Zimbabwean dollar

“Zimbabwe must dump the Zim dollar and adopt the USD immediately,” says Hanke in a Twitter post.

2. Sudanese pound

Sudanese pound

Coming in second place is Sudan. The Sudanese pound has depreciated against the USD by 84.95% since Jan 2020. According to Hanke, the only way to save Sudan’s pound & its economy is to install a currency board.

3. South Sudanese pound

South Sudanese pound
South Sudanese pound

4. Naira

Naira
Naira

Nigeria ranks 4th on the list of worst-performing currencies in Africa and 11th globally as the currency’s value has depreciated against the USD by 48.87% since Jan 2020.

5. Ghana cedis

Ghana cedis

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