The number of five British pound banknotes removed from circulation by the Bank of England in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2003/2004 to 2017/2018
(in millions of notes)
Bank of England: number of five pound notes destroyed in the UK 2003/2004 - 2017/2018
This statistic illustrates the total number of five British pound value banknotes removed from circulation and destroyed by the Bank of England in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2003/2004 to 2017/2018. It can be seen that the number of five British pound banknotes removed from circulation fluctuated during the period under observation, reaching a total of 238 million notes as of 2017/2018. The lowest number of five British pound banknotes removed from circulation and destroyed in one year was 97 million notes, in the period 2005/2006.
The number of five British pound banknotes removed from circulation by the Bank of England in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2003/2004 to 2017/2018
(in millions of notes)
Number of banknotes in millions
2017/18238
2016/17302
2015/16179
2014/15200
2013/14185
2012/13184
2011/12132
2010/11149
2009/10147
2008/09151
2007/08189
2006/07135
2005/0697
2004/05154
2003/04117
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Source

Release date

2018

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2003/2004 to 2017/2018

Supplementary notes

Data released at the end of February for all respective years.

Bank of England: number of five pound notes destroyed in the UK 2003/2004 - 2017/2018
This statistic illustrates the total number of five British pound value banknotes removed from circulation and destroyed by the Bank of England in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2003/2004 to 2017/2018. It can be seen that the number of five British pound banknotes removed from circulation fluctuated during the period under observation, reaching a total of 238 million notes as of 2017/2018. The lowest number of five British pound banknotes removed from circulation and destroyed in one year was 97 million notes, in the period 2005/2006.
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