Central banks usually transfer profits to governments

But many central bank respondents did not share profits in the last financial year

Most of the central banks that responded to the Governance Benchmarks 2022 have an agreement to share their profits with their government or other shareholders.

Of the 30 central banks which answered a question on whether they shared profits, 24 said that they did. We asked respondents whether they distribute profits with the government, private shareholders or another stakeholder. 

A total of 19 central banks, or 79% of those that said they shared profits, said their agreements are with the

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