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December 2022 – Ethereum gas price down 19.16%


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key data

  • Ethereum’s average gas price fell 19.16% in December.
  • The number of ERC-20 tokens created on the Ethereum network increased by 3.66% in December.
  • The average number of Ethereum transactions per day has been declining for more than seven months.
  • The average number of Ethereum blocks per day has only changed by 0.01%.
  • Ethereum’s total block size per month has increased by 5.36%.
  • In December, the average number of unique active crypto wallets per day increased by 6.45% However, the average number of unique active smart contracts fell by 10.9%.

Ethereum gas price statistics

  • Ethereum’s average gas price fell 19.16% in December.

In December, the average Ethereum (ETH) gas price was 19.2 Gwei. In November it was 22.88 gwei. The gas price fell by 19.16%.

Ethereum average gas price per month

The minimum value of the gas price in December was recorded on December 25, 2022 and was 13.67 gwei. The maximum recorded on December 9th was 42.47 gwei.

Ethereum average gas price per day in December 2022

Ethereum new smart contracts stats

  • The number of ERC-20 tokens created on the Ethereum network increased by 3.66% in December.

The number of ERC-20 tokens created on the Ethereum network in December was 9,382. In November it was 9,050. It’s up 3.66%.

Only the Ethereum blockchain shows a slight increase in this indicator. The rest of the EVM-compatible blockchains reduced this indicator or remained at the previous month’s levels.

Ethereum transaction statistics

  • The average number of Ethereum transactions per day has been declining for more than seven months.

In November, the total number of Ethereum transactions was 31,264,848 with an average daily volume of 1,042,161 transactions. The number of Ethereum transactions in December was 32,114,441, with an average daily volume of 1,035,949 transactions.

Compared to November, the average number of transactions per day in November fell slightly by 0.59% but it’s still a decline that’s been going on for seven months now.

Ethereum average number of transactions per day

The highest average number of transactions in December was made on December 9th, with a peak of 1,932,711 transactions.

Peak of Ethereum transactions – December 2022

Ethereum block statistics

  • The average number of Ethereum blocks per day has only changed by 0.01%.
  • Ethereum’s total block size per month has increased by 5.36%.

In December, the Ethereum Average Blocks Per Day chart shows interesting statistics. The average number of Ethereum blocks per day in October was 7,157, the average number of Ethereum blocks in November was 7,158, and the average number of Ethereum blocks in December was 7,159.

The difference is only one block or 0.01% per month. After the merge, this indicator is very stable.

Ethereum average number of blocks per day in December 2022

The average block size in November was 0.51 GB. In December, this value was 0.52 Gb. The average size of blocks mined per day increased by 1.96% as in the previous month.

Average daily block size of Ethereum

The Total Ethereum Block Size per Month, Gb chart shows that the total block size in November was 15.28 Gb. In December it was 16.1 Gb. The value has increased by 5.36%.

Total block size of Ethereum per month

Statistics on active Ethereum addresses

  • In December, the average number of unique active crypto wallets per day increased by 6.45%, but the average number of unique active smart contracts fell by 10.9%.

In November, the average number of unique daily active crypto wallets on the Ethereum blockchain was 401,577. In December it was 427,498 so it’s an increase of 6.45%. The indicator has risen compared to November, but is still well below the autumn values.

Ethereum average number of daily active wallets

In turn, the number of active smart contracts has decreased. This figure was 25,100 in November. In December it was 22,633. That is a minus of 10.9%.

Ethereum average number of daily active smart contracts

Data-Driven Conclusions

According to all indicators of the Ethereum blockchain, the crypto winter will continue into the winter of December 2022 – phe important indicators such as the number of transactions and gas costs are falling.

The statistics are slightly enhanced by individual records associated with mints of new NFT collections, such as December 9th.

At the same time, the creation of new tokens and active wallets has increased slightly, but within the general trend, the decline continues and the indicators are still very low.


Max Nekoz is the data analyst and senior innovation manager of real-time DeFi Explorer AnalytEx by HashEx. Max is a crypto enthusiast and has been analyzing blockchains for over five years. He has been working at HashEx Blockchain Security for more than two years and is actively developing the company’s products.

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