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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
2015 360,165 11,661 371,826 22,486 349,340 350,910
2016 407,795 12,253 420,048 29,578 390,470 392,317
2017 455,715 12,439 468,154 29,400 438,754 440,570
2016 Q4 407,795 12,253 420,048 29,578 390,470 392,317
2017 Q1 414,255 12,316 426,571 19,908 406,663 403,219
Q2 426,245 12,273 438,518 25,163 413,355 416,081
Q3 443,105 12,325 455,430 25,368 430,062 432,582
Q4 455,715 12,439 468,154 29,400 438,754 440,570
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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