Broad money supply (M4): amounts outstanding in the UK economy 2017-2019

This statistic shows the evolution of total money supply (measurement M4) in the United Kingdom (UK) economy from October 2017 to October 2019. Money supply is understood as the entire stock of currency and other liquid financial instruments circulating in the economy of the country at the particular point in time. Money supply can be measured in various ways: one of these is M4 measure. It is called otherwise a "broad money aggregate", as it is based on the most inclusive methods of calculating a country's money supply, it results in the broadest estimate. The formula for calculation varies to a degree between countries, but the general rule is to include the totality of assets that households and businesses use to make payments and to hold as short-term investments. In the United Kingdom, this measure includes currency (notes and coin), funds in bank accounts: sterling deposits, commercial papers, bonds, claims on MFIs arising from repos, estimated holdings of sterling bank bills and other categories.

Data displayed in the graph showed that the M4 money supply on the UK market grew between October 2017 to October 2019. In the latest month displayed, the value of total money supply reached almost 2.48 trillion British pounds (GBP).

Total money supply (M4) in the United Kingdom (UK) from October 2017 to October 2019

Money supply amounts outstanding in billion GBP
Oct '192,475.19
Sep '192,474.61
Aug '192,456.41
Jul '192,446.95
Jun '192,429.85
May '192,430.56
Apr '192,434.25
Mar '192,418.79
Feb '192,413.8
Jan '192,408.31
Dec '182,410.68
Nov '182,391.54
Oct '18 2,390.36
Sep '18 2,382.34
Aug '18 2,376.85
Jul '18 2,382.82
Jun '18 2,374.04
May '182,377.1
Apr '182,362.01
Mar '182,361.67
Feb '182,375.9
Jan '182,386.79
Dec '172,353.88
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Release date

November 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

October 2017 to October 2019

Supplementary notes

Data seasonally adjusted.

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