The auction will, however, from next week run concurrently with the main auction which is held on Tuesdays.
Forty bids were received but seven were disqualified.
A total of US$460 167.99 was allotted with raw materials getting the bulk of the funds at US$178 517.91
The highest rate offered was $85 and the lowest $75.
The central bank said the average rate of $80.47 from Tuesday’s auction will apply.