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


In September 2018 loans granted by banks to non-financial corporations posted an annual rate of change (a.r.) of -0.2%, compared with the rate of -0.7% in August. The a.r. of loans to households (for house purchase) stood at -0.8%, reflecting an increase of 0.1 percentage points (p.p.) from August (Chart 1).

For the euro area as a whole, the a.r. in loans to non-financial corporations and households (for house purchase) stood at 3.1% and 3.2% respectively, compared with 3.0% and 3.2% in August.

Household deposits

Household deposits with resident banks totalled €141.9 billion at the end of September 2018, reflecting an a.r. of 2.7%. This indicator decreased by 0.1 pp compared with August (Chart 2).

In the euro area, the a.r. in household deposits was 3.9% in September, remaining unchanged since July 2018.

Next update: 11 Dec. 2018