Stock of all denomination banknotes in circulation in the United Kingdom 2004-2018

Total number of all banknotes in circulation in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2004 to 2018 (in millions of notes)

Stock of all denomination banknotes in circulation in the United Kingdom 2004-2018 The statistic illustrates the total number of British banknotes of all denominations in circulation in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2004 to 2018. This includes all banknotes of denominations five, ten, twenty and fifty British pounds. It can be seen that the number of British banknotes in circulation increased overall during the period under observation. The amount of British banknotes rose from almost 1.9 billion notes in 2004 to more than 3.6 billion notes as of 2018, an increase of close to 1.7 billion notes. The largest year-on-year increase was between 2016 and 2017, when a total of 242 million banknotes of all denominations were added to circulation.
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Total number of all banknotes in circulation in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2004 to 2018 (in millions of notes)

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Number of notes in millions
20183,626
20173,663
20163,421
20153,239
20143,071
20132,993
20122,834
20112,668
20102,576
20092,469
20082,293
20072,130
20062,034
20051,982
20041,895
Number of notes in millions
20183,626
20173,663
20163,421
20153,239
20143,071
20132,993
20122,834
20112,668
20102,576
20092,469
20082,293
20072,130
20062,034
20051,982
20041,895
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The statistic illustrates the total number of British banknotes of all denominations in circulation in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2004 to 2018. This includes all banknotes of denominations five, ten, twenty and fifty British pounds. It can be seen that the number of British banknotes in circulation increased overall during the period under observation. The amount of British banknotes rose from almost 1.9 billion notes in 2004 to more than 3.6 billion notes as of 2018, an increase of close to 1.7 billion notes. The largest year-on-year increase was between 2016 and 2017, when a total of 242 million banknotes of all denominations were added to circulation.
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