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A leading player in the manufacture of euro banknotes

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