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Statistical Press Release - Banking loans and deposits - October 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 October 2018.

Loans

In October 2018, loans granted by banks to non-financial corporations posted an annual rate of change (a.r.) of -0.8%, compared with -0.3% in September. 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) stood at 2.8% and 3.3% respectively, after they both totalled 3.2% in September.

Household deposits

Household deposits with resident banks totalled €141.8 billion at the end of October 2018, reflecting an a.r. of 2.1%. This indicator decreased by 0.6 p.p. compared with September (Chart 2).

In the euro area, the a.r. on household deposits was 4.0% in October, compared with 3.9% in September.

Next update: 8 Jan. 2019