Statistical Press Release - Banking loans and deposits - 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 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