Money and quasi money (M2) as % of GDP

Definition: Money and quasi money comprise the sum of currency outside banks, demand deposits other than those of the central government, and the time, savings, and foreign currency deposits of resident sectors other than the central government. This definition of money supply is frequently called M2; it corresponds to lines 34 and 35 in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) International Financial Statistics (IFS).

Description: The map below shows how Money and quasi money (M2) as % of GDP varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Hong Kong SAR, China, with a value of 362.04. The country with the lowest value in the world is Dem. Rep. Congo, with a value of 12.94.

Source: International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: The derivation of this indicator was simplified in September 2012 to be current-year M2 divided by current-year GDP times 100.