Egypt's M2 money supply rose by 6.7 per cent in the year to the end of December, the central bank said on Tuesday.
Money supply was LE1,039 billion (US$172.26 billion), up from LE1,032 billion at the end of November and LE974 billion at the end of December 2010.
M2 is a category of money supply that includes general use in addition to all time-related deposits, savings deposits, and non-institutional money-market funds.
The following are the latest Egyptian M2 money supply figures in billions of Egyptian pounds, according to the central bank's website (www.cbe.org.eg):
Dec 2011 Nov 2011 Dec 2010
Domestic liquidity: 1,039 1,032 974
Annual change (%) 6.7 7.1 12.5