Most central banks do not own their own printworks

Fewer than a quarter report operating printing plants and two-thirds say they outsource

Most central banks do not own and operating their own printing works for banknotes, data from the Currency Benchmarks 2022 show. Of 32 central banks that responded to a question about whether they “own and operate” printing facilities, only seven (22%) said that they did. This is down from 30% in the 2021 survey, though this may simply be because of changes in the composition of the sample.

When asked a separate question about whether they “outsourced” printing, 20 of 30 responding institutions

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