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

Loans

In July 2019 loans granted by banks to non-financial corporations posted an annual rate of change (a.r.) of 1.4%, compared to 1.6% in June. The a.r. on loans to households (for house purchase) stood at -1.0%, corresponding to a decrease of 0.1 percentage points (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 3.3% and 3.5%, after standing at 3.3% and 3.4% respectively in June.

Household deposits

Household deposits with resident banks totalled €149.4 billion at the end of July 2019. The a.r. stood at 4.4%, 0.6 p.p. more than in June (Chart 2).

In the euro area, the a.r. on household deposits was 5.5% in July, compared to 5.2% in the previous month.

Next update: 8 Oct. 2019