Number of counterfeit hryvnia banknotes decreased in Ukraine

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The National Bank of Ukraine noted that according to the results of the H1 of 2019, the number of counterfeit hryvnia banknotes has decreased. This was reported by the NBU press service.

In the first half of 2019, the number of counterfeit hryvnia banknotes decreased by 26%, compared to the previous period of 2018.

“Therefore, in general, the number of counterfeit hryvnia banknotes is consistently low,” the NBU emphasizes.

Thus, for the first half of 2019, the majority of hryvnia banknotes withdrawn from circulation were UAH 500, UAH 100, UAH 200 and UAH 50 banknotes.

Banknotes withdrawn from circulation with face value from UAH 1 to UAH 20 make up only 1%.

Most often fake banknotes are sold through cash desks at fast foods, trade and gas stations.

As The Journalist reported, Ukraine introduces UAH 1000 banknote, withdraw 1, 2 and 5 kopecks from circulation.

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