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Table 2 Hoarding estimates for Swiss banknotes for 2017

From: The demand for Swiss banknotes: some new evidence

Estimated hoarding for 2017 Method based on ratios Lifespan method Seasonal method
  Share (in %) Amount (CHF billion) Share (in %) Amount (CHF billion) Share (in %) Amount (CHF billion)
Total 61 47 60 46 58 44
CHF 1000 87 41 83 39 79 38
CHF 500 54 2 51 2
CHF 200 42 5 48 5 60 7
CHF 100 8 1 16 2
  1. The respective hoarding shares or amounts are estimates for the year 2017, except for the CHF 500 banknote, for which we show estimates for 1996. For the method based on ratios, we only show results based on the CHF 20 bill as reference