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


In January 2019, loans granted by banks to non-financial corporations posted an annual rate of change (a.r.) of   -1.4%, compared to 0.3% in December. The a.r. on loans to households (for house purchase) stood at -1.0%, corresponding to an increase of 0.1 percentage point (p.p.) 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 2.2% and 3.5%, after totalling 2.8% and 3.2% respectively in December.

Household deposits

Household deposits with resident banks totalled €145.0 billion at the end of January 2019, reflecting an a.r. of 4.1%. This indicator increased by 0.3 p.p. compared to December (Chart 2).

In the euro area, the a.r. on household deposits was 4.6% in January, compared to 4.3% in December.

Next update: 9 Apr. 2019