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Statistical press release - Banking loans and deposits - August 2018

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 August 2018.



In August 2018 loans granted by banks to non-financial corporations posted an annual rate of change (a.r.) of -0.6%, similarly to the previous month. The a.r. of loans to households (for house purchase) stood at -0.9%, reflecting an increase of 0.1 percentage points (p.p.) from July (Chart 1).

For the euro area as a whole, the a.r. in loans to non-financial corporations and households (for house purchase) stood at 3.1% and 3.2% respectively, compared with 3.0% and 3.4% in July.

Household deposits

Household deposits with resident banks totalled €142.1 billion at the end of August 2018, reflecting an a.r. of 2.8%. This indicator increased by 0.8 p.p. compared with July (Chart 2).

In the euro area, the a.r. in household deposits was 3.9% in August, the same as in July.

Next update: 13 nov. 2018