Saturday, 10 November 2012

Movements in the U.S. Monetary Base and Money Supply (as of 31 Oct-2012)

The Monetary Base decreased 0.37% for the bi-weekly period to end on USD 2,641.9 billion, 4.03% lower than the highest value reported this year. Compared to the beginning of the year the base is down by 0.67%.

The M1 Money Stock was up 0.33% for the bi-weekly period and ended the week on USD 2,423.5 billion. It was the highest value reported for 2012 and is up 9.72% compared to the beginning of the year.

M2 Money Stock was up 0.37% for the bi-weekly period and ended the week on a new all-time high of USD 10,234.6 billion. Compared to the beginning of the year, M2 is up by 5.25%.

Notes:
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reported the Monetary Base and Money Supply (Stock) figures for the bi-weekly period ending 31 October on 9 November 2012. The data series used in this report starts in January 2012 and are the bi-weekly, average figures ending Wednesday.