0205 GMT November 29, 2021
The figure indicates a 69% growth in sales of foreign currency compared the corresponding period of last year, IRNA reported.
NIMA is a secondary market, established by the CBI in 2018, to allow exporters and importers to exchange their hard currencies.
The Iranian government currently allocates billions of dollars of hard currency each year to fund imports of medicine and staple grains at an official price of 42,000 for the rial against the US dollar.
That comes as the market price of the greenback in Iran is nearly seven times the official price.
The government of President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi has introduced a bill in Parliament to remove a heavily subsidized exchange rate, allotted to funding imports of basic goods.
The government believes the official exchange rate will create $12.6 billion in new resources for the government to fund the imports.
Reports have suggested that economists have warned that a sudden change in currency policy could cause a major rise in consumer prices and lead to hyperinflation in the country.