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HK$ million
YearQuarterLegal tender notes and coins in circulationAuthorized institutions' holdings of legal tender notes and coinsLegal tender notes and coins in hand of public
Commercial bank issuesGovernment issuesTotalnon-adjustedseasonally adjusted
2014 342,165 11,345 353,510 23,424 330,086 331,991
2015 360,165 11,661 371,826 22,486 349,340 350,910
2016 407,795 12,253 420,048 29,578 390,470 391,998
2016 Q2 374,605 11,890 386,495 20,840 365,655 368,087
Q3 384,695 11,925 396,620 22,582 373,768 376,440
Q4 407,795 12,253 420,048 29,578 390,470 391,998
2017 Q1 414,255 12,316 426,571 19,908 406,663 402,537
Q2 426,245 12,273 438,518 25,163 413,355 415,852
Notes : Figures refer to all authorized institutions (AIs), which include licensed banks, restricted licence banks (RLBs) and deposit-taking companies (DTCs).
 Figures are revised on a monthly basis to take into account any subsequent amendments submitted by AIs.
 RLBs can accept time deposits in amounts of not less than HK$500,000 with any term of maturity. There is no restriction on interest rate payable.
 DTCs can accept time deposits in amounts of not less than HK$100,000 with a term of maturity of at least three months. There is no restriction on interest rate payable.
 M1 refers to the sum of legal tender notes and coins held by the public plus customers demand deposits placed with licensed banks.
 Among the various monetary aggregates, seasonal patterns are found in Hong Kong dollar, currency held by the public, and demand deposits. The seasonally adjusted data series facilitate the analysis of underlying trends.
Source : Hong Kong Monetary Authority
For further information, please visit the website of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority
(Enquiry telephone no. : 2878 8222
 Enquiry e-mail : hkma@hkma.gov.hk)



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