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Statistical Press Release - Loans granted by the financial sector - August 2019

Today, Banco de Portugal publishes statistics, in Table A.11 of the Statistical Bulletin and in BPstat, on loans granted by the resident financial sector to non-financial corporations and households for August 2019.

Loans granted to non-financial corporations

In August 2019 the annual rate of change (a.r.) of loans granted to non-financial corporations decreased by 0.1 percentage points (p.p.) to -0.3% against July (Chart 1). 

Private exporting companies recorded an a.r. of -0.1%, a 0.5 p.p. increase from the previous month.

The ratio of overdue loans of non-financial corporations decreased by 0.2 p.p. to 8.5%, while the share of borrowers with overdue loans increased by 0.2 p.p. to 20.9%.

Loans granted to households

The a.r. of loans granted to households remained unchanged at 0.4% (Chart 2). By purpose, the a.r. of loans for house purchase increased by 0.1 p.p., to -0.5%, while the a.r. of loans for consumption and other purposes decreased by 0.3 p.p. to 4.1%.

The ratio of overdue loans of households decreased by 0.1 p.p. against the previous month, to 3.0%. The share of borrowers with overdue loans remained unchanged at 9.9%.

Next update: 29 Oct. 2019