REUTERS Ukrainians sold $942.5 million in cash through banks in February 2019, while they bought $879.1 million in cash. Thus, cash forex sales exceeded purchases by $63.4 million, the National Bank of Ukraine said on its website. Read alsoNBU strengthens official forex rate to UAH 26.31 to dollar for March 12 The same situation was in January 2019: individuals sold more currency through banks than they bought. However, for two months in a row, in November and December last year, Ukrainians bought more foreign currency than they sold it. UNIAN memo. In 2018, the sale of foreign currency by the population through banks exceeded purchases by $1.481 billion.