Most used currencies in SWIFT payments worldwide in 2021

Most active currency for international payments in 2021, based on transaction value

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Release date

January 2022

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

December 2021

Special properties

Wire transfers based on SWIFT MT103 and MT202 format, includes both consumers as well institutional payments

Supplementary notes

Transactions do not not include physical exchanges of cash, or digital payments such as PayPal, Apple Pay, Alipay or WeChat Pay.

Excludes payments within the Eurozone.

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