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Government Checks Processed by the Federal Reserve--Annual Data

The daily average volume and average daily value of items are based on the number of business days in each year.

Year Volume
(millions
of items)
Volume
percent
change
Value
(billions
of dollars)
Value
percent
change
Average daily
volume
(millions
of items)
Average daily
value
(billions
of dollars)
Average value
per check
(dollars)
2013 83 -31.4 155 -22.4 0.3 0.6 1,864
2012 121 -23.9 199 -17.6 0.5 0.8 1,649
2011 159 -14.2 242 -17.3 0.6 1.0 1,523
2010 185 -8.4 292 -6.2 0.7 1.2 1,580
2009 202 -25.1 312 -1.6 0.8 1.2 1,544
2008 269 26.1 317 23.2 1.1 1.3 1,175
2007 214 -3.6 257 -4.5 0.9 1.0 1,203
2006 222 2.7 269 6.7 0.9 1.1 1,214
2005 216 -7.8 252 -9.2 0.9 1.0 1,168
2004 234 -12.3 278 -9.9 0.9 1.1 1,186
2003 267 -7.7 308 0.1 1.1 1.2 1,154
2002 289 -16.3 308 -7.9 1.2 1.2 1,063
2001 346 32.0 334 18.1 1.4 1.3 965
2000 262 -9.1 283 -7.6 1.0 1.1 1,079
1999 288 -10.3 306 -10.9 1.1 1.2 1,062
1998 321 -14.9 344 -14.5 1.3 1.4 1,070
1997 378 -13.3 402 -13.1 1.5 1.6 1,064
1996 436 -5.4 463 -5.6 1.7 1.8 1,062
1995 460 -2.0 490 -2.8 1.8 2.0 1,065
1994 470 -2.1 504 -5.6 1.9 2.0 1,074
1993 480 -2.7 534 -9.2 1.9 2.1 1,114
1992 493 -2.0 588 -3.6 1.9 2.3 1,193
1991 503 -8.0 610 -2.1 2.0 2.4 1,213
1990 547 1.1 623 -1.9 2.2 2.5 1,139
1989 541 -1.1 635 4.4 2.2 2.5 1,174

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Last update: February 18, 2014