Commercial Checks Returned through 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.1

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)
2017 31 -2.6 53 3.5 125 213 1,705
2016 32 -3.4 52 1.4 128 205 1,605
2015 33 -10.0 51 -2.0 133 203 1,529
2014 37 -12.1 52 -5.1 147 207 1,404
2013 42 -13.9 55 -5.8 168 218 1,301
2012 49 -19.1 58 -10.4 194 231 1,190
2011 60 -17.5 65 -16.9 240 258 1,074
2010 73 -19.6 78 -26.0 290 309 1,065
2009 91 -14.3 105 -18.5 361 418 1,157
2008 106 -8.6 129 -7.4 422 513 1,216
2007 116 -1.6 140 5.2 463 557 1,201
2006 118 -7.1 133 -1.3 471 529 1,124
2005 127 -13.0 134 -1.7 507 536 1,058
2004 146 -15.2 137 -9.8 577 541 937
2003 172 -0.4 152 4.9 686 605 882
2002 173 -3.1 145 -2.4 688 576 837
2001 178 1.2 148 1.9 710 590 831
2000 176 -0.9 145 4.0 699 577 825
1999 178 -0.6 140 3.2 705 555 787
1998 179 -3.7 136 0.7 710 538 758
1997 186 4.0 135 6.8 740 536 724
1996 179 6.0 126 3.3 709 500 705
1995 168 2.3 122 -1.6 671 486 724
1994 165 -1.7 124 -2.2 656 494 753
1993 168 -0.9 127 3.1 665 503 756
1992 169 -5.0 123 -1.1 668 486 726
1991 178 -3.2 124 n.a. 709 495 698
1990 184 14.2 n.a. n.a. 733 n.a. n.a.
1989 161 n.a. n.a. n.a. 642 n.a. n.a.
Footnotes

1. Values are subject to minor changes based on revisions to underlying data. Return to table.

Note: The annual data for "Commercial Checks Collected through the Federal Reserve" was inadvertently posted on this page. The page has been updated to reflect the annual data for "Commercial Checks Returned through the Federal Reserve."

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Last Update: February 15, 2018