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French Equivalent: Masse monétaire

The money supply is the total amount of money in circulation in a country or group of countries in a monetary union.

There are several ways in which this can be calculated: M1 is a measure of money supply including all coins and notes plus personal money in current accounts; M2 is M1 plus personal money in deposit accounts; M3 is M2 plus government and other deposits.

Source Publication:
Dictionary of Banking and Finance, Second Edition, P.H. Collins, 1991, Peter Collins Publishing.

Cross References:
Monetary aggregates – OECD

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics - Monetary aggregates

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, March 10, 2003