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Statistical Press Release - Banking loans and deposits - April 2019

Today, Banco de Portugal publishes statistics, in Table A.9 of the Statistical Bulletin and in BPstat, on banking loans and deposits of non-financial corporations and households for April 2019.

Loans

In April 2019, loans granted by banks to non-financial corporations posted an annual rate of change (a.r.) of -0.2%, compared to -0.5% in March. The a.r. of loans to households (for house purchase) stood at -1.0%, unchanged from the previous month (Chart 1).

For the euro area as a whole, the a.r. on loans to non-financial corporations and households (for house purchase) stood at 2.7% and 3.5%, after totalling 2.5% and 3.5% respectively in March.

Household deposits

Household deposits with resident banks totalled €145.5 billion at the end of April 2019, reflecting an a.r. of 3.9%. This indicator was unchanged from March (Chart 2).

In the euro area, the a.r. on household deposits was 5.1% in April, remaining unchanged from March.

Next update: 9 Jul. 2019