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Currency outside banks rises 4% to N2.29trn
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Currency outside banks rises 4% to N2.29trn

Currency Outside Banks, CoB, rose Month-on-Month (MoM) by N90 billion or 4.09 percent to N2.29 trillion in August from N2.2 trillion in July 2023. Currency Outside Banks, CoB   has been on

  • PublishedSeptember 27, 2023

Currency Outside Banks, CoB, rose Month-on-Month (MoM) by N90 billion or 4.09 percent to N2.29 trillion in August from N2.2 trillion in July 2023.

Currency Outside Banks, CoB   has been on the increase since March reflecting the impact of the   implementation of the Supreme Court order that old N200, N500, and N1,000 notes remain in circulation till December 31, 2023.

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN,   Money and Credit data for August   also showed that Currency-In-Circulation, CIC, stood at N2.66 trillion, representing a 2.7 percent rise from N2.59 trillion in July 2023.

Recall that the implementation of the Naira redesign and withdrawal of old banknotes by   CBN sucked in about N1.81 trillion from CoB while crashing Currency-in-Circulation to N1.4 trillion in January 2023.

Meanwhile, Banks’ credit to the Government rose MoM by 0.62 percent from N32.5 trillion in August to N32.3 trillion in July.

Data from the CBN Money and Credit Statistics    showed that credit to the private sector also rose by 1.1 percent to N54.7 trillion from N54.1 trillion.

This resulted in a 0.92 percent rise in Net domestic credit to N87.3 trillion in August from N86.5 trillion in July.

 

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