April 10, 2020 (MLN): The total money supply circulating within the economy in February 2020 has been recorded at around Rs.22.5 trillion, according to provisional accounts on Monetary Aggregates for the month, maintained by the State Bank of Pakistan.
The money circulating within the economy until last month was Rs.22.2 trillion while until the corresponding month of last year, the figure was Rs.20.2 trillion. This means that money supply has increased 11% over the year and only 1% over the month.
Having broken down the overall money supply in broad categories, the SBP data shows that a total of Rs.5.4 trillion were circulated as notes while Rs.9.8 trillion accounted for transferable deposits which comprise all deposits that are exchangeable on demand at par without penalty/restriction.
The amount circulated as notes which has been high in Pakistan relative to other developed and emerging economies, rose by over Rs 7219 billion or 15% over the year.
Apart from this, other deposits constituted Rs.3.2 trillion in Feb’20, up by 14%, YoY. Other deposits represent all claims other than transferable deposits in national or foreign currency that are represented by evidence of deposits. Similarly, coins circulated surged from Rs.8.54 billion in Feb 2019 to Rs.9 billion in February 2020.
Furthermore, Rs.266.46 billion worth of deposits were held with post offices while National Saving Schemes held Rs.3.83 trillion, marking a growth of 5% YoY from Rs.3.65 trillion.
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