Statistics on payment systems in eleven developed countries - figures for end-1988, December 1989

December 1989

This is the first of a regular series of updates of the statistical addendum contained in the manual on "Payment Systems in Eleven Developed Countries", published by the central banks of the Group of Ten countries under the aegis of the Bank for International Settlements. Although considerable improvements have been made in the quality of the statistical data, they are not in all cases complete or uniform and in some cases estimates have had to be made. The margin of error is thought, however, to be small enough to allow comparisons of trends in the various countries taken individually or as a group.