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

Loans

In March 2019, loans granted by banks to non-financial corporations posted an annual rate of change (a.r.) of  -0.5%, compared to -0.6% in February. 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 2.4% and 3.5%, after totalling 2.6% and 3.5% respectively in February.

Household deposits

Household deposits with resident banks totalled €144.9 billion at the end of March 2019, reflecting an a.r. of 3.9%. This indicator was unchanged from February (Chart 2).

In the euro area, the a.r. on household deposits was 5% in March, compared to 4.9% in February.

Next update: 11 Jun. 2019