Cash in circulation over holiday shrinks 6.7%
The amount of Bermuda dollar cash in circulation over the coming holiday weekend will be $129.7 million - a decrease of 6.7 percent compared to last year's total of $139 million.
This is the second successive Christmas that the figure has fallen, following 2009's 2.8 percent decrease.
And the $8.6 million in Bermuda dollar notes and coins issued by the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) to banks between December 1 and 23 was just over half the 2009 figure of $17 million.
Christmas is traditionally a period when the figures for notes and coin in circulation rise sharply. This seasonal peak is normally reversed very quickly after the holiday.