Malaysian Ringgit in Circulation Statistic



Ringgit MalaysiaBank Negara Malaysia (BNM) was established on 26 January 1959 and it is the sole issuer of Malaysian Ringgit. On 12 June 1967, the first Malaysian Ringgit issued to replace the Malaya and British Borneo dollar.

In 1993, the currency symbol “RM” (Ringgit Malaysia) was introduced to replace the use of the dollar sign “$”.

Since the first issuance, the value of gradually increase as Malaysian economy prospers. Do you know how much is printed Malaysian Ringgit Currency Note in circulation?

The table below show the total the of Malaysian Ringgit Note circulated in the economy since 1975 excluding RM500, RM1,000 notes and coins valued about RM2 billion.

Year Currency in Circulation (million)
EOP Total RM1 RM2 RM5 RM10 RM20 RM50 RM100
1975 2,392 102 47 552 1,042 337
1976 2,790 114 51 590 1,184 460
1977 3,298 129 56 650 1,328 673
1978 3,797 146 59 677 1,774 618
1979 4,362 163 66 768 2,003 744
1980 5,105 187 77 774 2,516 852
1981 5,493 213 85 769 2,471 1,218
1982 6,130 218 92 765 78 2,565 1,476
1983 6,558 226 79 736 201 2,787 1,302
1984 6,561 215 97 681 125 2,494 1,730
1985 6,773 223 95 684 107 2,345 1,969
1986 7,146 245 98 732 99 2,487 2,068
1987 7,965 267 104 822 92 2,591 2,319
1988 9,038 297 111 927 65 2,984 2,534
1989 9,904 324 119 991 62 3,313 2,604
1990 11,224 333 146 1,099 75 3,767 2,753
1991 12,070 337 199 1,201 62 4,062 2,842
1992 13,174 301 247 1,283 47 4,591 2,871
1993 14,649 234 286 1,349 153 5,041 3,049
1994 17,170 207 338 1,502 171 5,914 3,556
1995 18,913 194 382 1,577 127 6,712 3,853
1996 21,066 174 275 393 1,745 163 7,601 4,091
1997 24,532 164 443 455 1,903 149 9,092 4,703
1998 20,541 155 428 424 1,822 86 9,564 5,079
1999 30,483 149 619 589 2,479 81 15,834 9,080
2000 26,709 397 539 597 2,283 79 13,188 7,940
2001 25,386 607 325 604 2,266 76 12,262 7,618
2002 27,137 763 240 616 2,345 75 13,328 8,144
2003 29,445 873 202 672 2,455 74 14,665 8,855
2004 32,354 938 179 806 2,511 74 16,570 9,605
2005 34,397 980 162 905 2,577 74 18,153 10,102
2006 37,896 1,061 149 899 2,766 73 20,516 10,872
2007 42,193 1,163 141 962 3,075 73 23,267 11,808
2008 48,043 1,259 136 1,050 3,327 73 26,711 13,627
2009 51,139 1,316 133 1,087 3,545 73 28,599 14,410
2010 55,788 1,402 131 1,153 3,948 73 32,308 14,656
2011 61,874 1,579 129 1,251 4,370 73 35,704 16,512
2012 67,124 1,728 128 1,391 4,571 762 37,659 18,506
2013 73,031 1,860 127 1,521 4,397 1,571 35,277 25,742
2014 77,735 1,906 127 1,575 4,418 1,626 36,375 29,003


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