The Banque de France is the euro area’s leading banknote manufacturer. Since the launch of the single currency in 2002 it has produced nearly 20 billion euro banknotes, or 22% of the total volume printed to date. In the case of the new Europa series banknotes, production volumes vary according to the denomination; but on average the Banque de France supplies 25% of the total requirement for new notes.
As the largest producer of banknotes in the Eurosystem, the Banque de France has, since the launch of the single currency in 2002, produced a cumulative amount of close to 20 billion euro banknotes, i.e. 22% of the total volume printed to this day. It was first specialised in the production of low denomination banknotes of the series 1 (5, 10 and 20 euros). Since 2012, it has played a major role in the initial issuance of the new Europa series, meeting new banknote requirements to the tune of 36% for EUR 5, 25% for EUR 10 and 44% for EUR 20. The Banque de France is also involved in producing the new EUR 50 banknote whose issuance is scheduled for 2017.
Updated on: 01/10/2017 10:51