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Statistical Press Release - Banking loans and deposits - February 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 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

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