Statistical Press Release - Banking loans and deposits - February 2019
In February 2019, loans granted by banks to non-financial corporations posted an annual rate of change (a.r.) of 0.6%, compared to 1.3% in January. 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 2.6% and 3.5%, after totalling 2.2% and 3.5% respectively in January.
Household deposits with resident banks totalled €144.9 billion at the end of February 2019, reflecting an a.r. of 3.9%. This indicator decreased by 0.2 percentage point (p.p.) compared to January (Chart 2).
In the euro area, the a.r. on household deposits was 4.9% in February, compared to 4.6% in January.
Next update: 14 May 2019