The ECB has released its annual interim report on the international role of the euro coevering the year 2015.
The report stresses that in a context of heightened global economic uncertainty, the euro remained the second most important currency in the international monetary system but with a significant gap to the US dollar.
With regard to banknotes, the report shows that net monthly shipments outside the euro area remained broadly stable in 2015. This follows a 4-year period of continued growth. In January 2016, the cumulated shipment of euro banknotes represents approximately € 180 billion.