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Statistical press release - Banking loans and deposits - November 2018

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 November 2018.

Loans

In November 2018, loans granted by banks to non-financial corporations posted an annual rate of change (a.r.) of -0.3%, compared with -0.8% in October. The a.r. of loans to households (for house purchase) stood at -0.8%, similar to that observed in 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) remained broadly unchanged at 2.9% and 3.3% respectively.

Household deposits

Household deposits with resident banks totalled €143.7 billion at the end of November 2018, reflecting an a.r. of 2.6%. This indicator increased by 0.5 p.p. compared with October (Chart 2).

In the euro area, the a.r. on household deposits was 4.2% in November, compared with 4.0% in October.

Next update: 12 Feb. 2019