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Postal Money Orders Processed by the Federal Reserve--Quarterly Data

The daily average volume and average daily value of items are based on the number of business days in each year.1 

Quarter Volume2
(millions
of items)
Volume
percent
change2
Value2
(billions
of dollars)
Value
percent
change2
Average daily
volume2
(thousands
of items)
Average daily
value2
(millions
of dollars)
Average value
per postal
money order2
(dollars)
2013:Q4 24 -2.5 5.9 13.1 388 96 247
2013:Q3 25 -6.0 5.3 -5.3 385 82 213
2013:Q2 26 -0.1 5.5 0.5 410 87 211
2013:Q1 26 1.4 5.5 3.0 431 90 210
2012:Q4 26 -0.2 5.4 2.0 418 86 207
2012:Q3 26 -5.7 5.3 -5.8 412 83 203
2012:Q2 28 -2.6 5.6 -2.5 430 87 203
2012:Q1 28 4.9 5.7 7.9 455 92 203
2011:Q4 27 -2.2 5.3 -2.6 441 87 197
2011:Q3 28 -5.3 5.4 -4.5 430 85 198
2011:Q2 29 -1.7 5.7 -1.0 454 89 196
2011:Q1 30 2.5 5.8 6.9 477 93 195
2010:Q4 29 -3.1 5.4 -14.2 457 86 187
2010:Q3 30 -3.7 6.3 9.4 464 98 211
2010:Q2 31 -2.5 5.7 -0.7 482 90 186
2010:Q1 32 1.3 5.8 2.4 519 95 183
2009:Q4 31 -3.3 5.7 -6.7 504 91 181
2009:Q3 32 -4.7 6.1 -0.5 497 93 188
2009:Q2 34 0.1 6.1 3.5 529 95 180
2009:Q1 34 -2.5 5.9 -5.0 555 96 174
2008:Q4 35 -0.6 6.2 -6.1 560 100 178
2008:Q3 35 -6.6 6.6 10.8 545 103 189
2008:Q2 37 -4.0 6.0 -12.6 584 93 159
2008:Q1 39 -1.3 6.8 1.8 628 110 175
2007:Q4 39 2.6 6.7 -9.0 636 108 169
2007:Q3 38 -7.5 7.3 -14.0 610 117 191
2007:Q2 42 -6.2 8.5 -5.6 649 134 206
2007:Q1 44 6.7 9.0 35.2 715 146 204
2006:Q4 42 2.0 6.7 -1.6 669 108 161
2006:Q3 41 -6.5 6.8 -5.2 646 108 167
2006:Q2 44 -3.9 7.2 -2.9 702 116 165
2006:Q1 45 6.3 7.4 7.4 730 119 163
2005:Q4 43 -3.4 6.9 -3.6 698 113 162
2005:Q3 44 -0.3 7.1 -0.8 689 112 162
2005:Q2 44 -2.8 7.2 0.2 691 112 163
2005:Q1 46 -1.0 7.2 0.6 735 116 158
2004:Q4 46 1.8 7.1 0.9 730 113 155
2004:Q3 45 -4.0 7.1 -4.6 706 111 157
2004:Q2 47 -3.9 7.4 0.0 736 116 158
2004:Q1 49 1.8 7.4 3.6 790 120 151
2003:Q4 48 0.0 7.2 -0.6 776 115 149
2003:Q3 48 -4.7 7.2 -3.0 752 113 150
2003:Q2 50 -2.2 7.4 0.2 789 116 147
2003:Q1 52 -0.8 7.4 2.1 846 121 144
2002:Q4 52 -1.5 7.3 -1.6 839 117 140
2002:Q3 53 -4.2 7.4 -6.7 825 115 140
2002:Q2 55 -2.5 7.9 3.9 861 124 144
2002:Q1 57 0.2 7.6 1.9 926 125 135
2001:Q4 56 3.9 7.5 1.8 910 120 132
2001:Q3 54 -7.0 7.3 -6.1 862 116 135
2001:Q2 58 -3.4 7.8 -0.3 911 122 134
2001:Q1 60 8.5 7.8 8.7 974 126 130
2000:Q4 56 -3.5 7.2 -5.8 898 116 129
2000:Q3 58 0.4 7.7 1.5 916 121 133
2000:Q2 58 -2.9 7.5 -1.2 899 118 131
2000:Q1 59 2.4 7.6 2.4 940 121 129
1999:Q4 58 2.3 7.5 1.8 917 118 129
1999:Q3 57 1.0 7.3 0.9 883 114 129
1999:Q2 56 0.7 7.3 2.3 874 113 130
1999:Q1 56 5.2 7.1 3.3 911 116 128
1998:Q4 53 1.5 6.9 1.0 852 111 130
1998:Q3 52 -1.5 6.8 -1.5 801 105 131
1998:Q2 53 -3.8 6.9 -12.8 826 108 131
1998:Q1 55 12.1 7.9 23.9 901 130 144
1997:Q4 49 -2.8 6.4 -3.1 790 103 130
1997:Q3 50 -3.5 6.6 -4.8 788 103 131
1997:Q2 52 0.3 6.9 5.4 816 108 133
1997:Q1 52 2.4 6.6 2.2 853 108 126
1996:Q4 51 -0.8 6.4 -2.7 820 104 126
1996:Q3 51 -1.2 6.6 0.7 800 103 129
1996:Q2 52 0.0 6.6 5.0 810 102 126
1996:Q1 52 4.9 6.2 2.3 836 101 120
1995:Q4 49 -0.2 6.1 -1.8 797 98 123
1995:Q3 50 -4.1 6.2 -2.0 786 99 126
1995:Q2 52 -1.8 6.3 2.9 807 99 123
1995:Q1 53 5.3 6.2 2.6 848 99 117
1994:Q4 50 -1.0 6.0 -1.2 818 99 120
1994:Q3 50 -0.2 6.1 1.5 787 95 121
1994:Q2 51 2.5 6.0 5.7 789 94 119
1994:Q1 49 0.5 5.7 -1.1 795 91 115
1993:Q4 49 2.9 5.7 2.1 778 91 117
1993:Q3 48 -0.9 5.6 0.7 744 88 118
1993:Q2 48 1.8 5.6 5.7 751 87 116
1993:Q1 47 3.7 5.3 2.0 774 87 112
1992:Q4 46 1.8 5.2 1.7 735 83 114
1992:Q3 45 -1.8 5.1 -0.2 688 78 114
1992:Q2 46 1.0 5.1 5.5 711 80 112
1992:Q1 45 4.7 4.8 6.9 727 78 107
1991:Q4 43 4.3 4.5 -0.6 684 72 105
1991:Q3 41 0.5 4.5 0.8 645 71 110
1991:Q2 41 1.3 4.5 8.7 653 72 110
1991:Q1 41 3.2 4.1 0.2 665 68 102
1990:Q4 39 1.4 4.1 3.1 634 67 105
1990:Q3 39 -4.2 4.0 -2.4 615 64 104
1990:Q2 40 -6.6 4.1 -2.5 632 64 102
1990:Q1 43 25.2 4.2 22 699 68 97
1989:Q4 35 -4.8 3.5 -4.3 558 56 100
1989:Q3 36 -4.6 3.6 -2.0 576 57 100
1989:Q2 38 -0.7 3.7 4.6 595 58 97
1989:Q1 38 5.6 3.5 n.a. 619 57 92

Footnotes

1. Data are updated quarterly. Values are subject to minor changes based on adjustments. Data will be adjusted to reflect actual values as needed. Return to text.

2. Items in bold were restated in May 2010. Return to table

n.a.  Not available.

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Last update: February 18, 2014