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M2 rises by Rs40.4bn in a week

M2 falls by Rs286.4bn
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April 23, 2024 (MLN): Broad money (M2), the most widely used measure of money supply in Pakistan, rose by Rs40.39 billion WoW to Rs33.43 trillion as of April 12, 2024, according to provisional accounts on Monetary Aggregates for the week, maintained by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).

When compared to June 2023, M2 has risen by Rs1.91tr, compared to Rs31.52tr recorded by the end of the last fiscal year.

Breaking down the components of M2, the currency in circulation within the economy till April 12, 2024 has increased by Rs184.09bn WoW to Rs9.12tr.

While in the current fiscal year, the currency in circulation has decreased by Rs27.91bn as compared to Rs9.15tr recorded at the end of June 2023.

Currency in circulation as a percentage of M2 stood at 27.28% compared to 26.76% a week before and 29.02% on June 2023.

Total deposits held with banks were recorded at Rs24.16tr, depicting a decrease of Rs155.31bn WoW and an increase of Rs1.9tr FYTD.

To note, the deposits held with banks exclude inter-bank deposits, deposits of governments, and foreign constituents.

Currency in circulation represents the balance of banknotes and coins in circulation, held by the general public and financial institutions.

In Pakistan, M2 is the most widely used definition of broad money.

From liability side, it is measured as a sum of currency in circulation; total deposits of non-government sector, including residents’ foreign currency deposits; and other deposits with SBP.

And from asset side, M2 is a sum of net domestic assets and net foreign assets of the banking system (i.e. SBP and scheduled banks).

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Posted on: 2024-04-23T17:20:12+05:00