With regard to a particular currency, circulation refers to the total value of that currency (whether banknotes, coins, or demand deposits) that is engaged in that currency's economy at a given time. Circulation can also refer to the metaphorical or literal movement of wealth due to transactions between the holders of a currency. The euro, the official currency of the European Union, is currently the currency with the highest combined value of cash circulation in the world.
Total currency in circulation
In 1990, total currency in circulation passed 1 trillion USD. After 12 years, in 2002 this total money supply in the world was 2 trillion USD. And just after 6 years, in 2008, this money supply increased to 4 trillion USD.
- European Union - 1035.2 billion USD, 24.30%
- USA - 850.7 billion USD, 19.97%
- Japan - 762.4 billion USD, 17.90%
- China - 492.3 billion USD, 11.56%
- India - 140.3 billion USD, 3.29%
- Russia - 110.8 billion USD, 2.60%
- UK - 87.5 billion USD, 2.05%
- Canada - 43.8 billion USD, 1.03%
- Switzerland - 40.3 billion USD, 0.95%
- Poland - 37.7 billion USD, 0.89%
- Brazil - 37.3 billion USD, 0.88%
- Mexico - 34.3 billion USD, 0.81%
- Australia - 32.4 billion USD, 0.76%
- Other countries - 554.9 billion USD, 13.03%
- http://financial-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Currency+in+circulation "Currency in circulation" at the Free Online Dictionary
- Atkins, Ralph (2006-12-27). "Euro notes cash in to overtake dollar". Financial Times. Retrieved 2007-05-04.
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