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Statistical Press Release – Banking loans and deposits – October 2019

Today, Banco de Portugal publishes statistics, in Table A.9 and in BPstat, on banking loans and deposits of non-financial corporations and households for October 2019.

Loans

In October 2019 loans granted by banks to non-financial corporations posted an annual rate of change (a.r.) of 1.7%, an increase of 0.7 percentage points (p.p.) compared with the previous month (Chart 1). Private exporting companies recorded an a.r. of -0.1%, compared with -0.4% in September.

The a.r. on loans to households for house purchase stood at 0.4%, a 0.3 p.p. decrease from the previous month (Chart 2). Loans to households for consumption posted an a.r. of 6.9%, compared to 7.2% in September (Chart 2).

For the euro area as a whole, the a.r. on loans to non-financial corporations stood at 3.1%, after 2.9% in September. The a.r. on loans to households for house purchase and consumption stood at 3.7% and 5.7%, compared to 3.5% and 6.2% respectively in September.

Household deposits

Household deposits with resident banks totalled €148.0 billion at the end of October. The a.r. stood at 4.3%, 0.2 p.p. more than in September (Chart 3).

In the euro area, the a.r. on household deposits was 5.6% in October, up from 5.5% in the previous month.

Next update: 14 Jan. 2020