Central banks have fewer cash distribution centres on average

However, some have added processing facilities in last five years

The Currency Benchmarks 2022 find that the number of cash and coin distribution centres that central banks maintain has fallen slightly over the last five years. Among the 30 central banks that responded, the average central bank keeps 6.9 distribution facilities, down from 7.53 in 2017.

However, most of the decline in that figure was caused by one eastern European central bank, which reduced its complement of distribution centres from 26 in 2017 to eight this year. Excluding that central bank

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