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Statistical Press Release - Banking loans and deposits - August 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 August 2019.

Loans

In August 2019 loans granted by banks to non-financial corporations posted an annual rate of change (a.r.) of 1.2%, compared to 1.3% in July. The a.r. of loans to households (housing) stood at -1.0%, unchanged from the previous month (Chart 1).

For the euro area as a whole, the a.r. on loans to both non-financial corporations and households (housing) stood at 3.5%, after standing at 3.3% and 3.5% respectively in July.

Household deposits

Household deposits with resident banks totalled €148.2 billion at the end of August 2019. The a.r. stood at 4.2%, 0.1 percentage points less than in July (Chart 2).

In the euro area, the a.r. on household deposits was 5.7% in August, up from 5.5% in the previous month.

Next update: 12 Nov. 2019