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Romanian banks' end-Aug loan portfolio falls 3.0% y/y, deposits rise

Romanian banks' end-Aug loan portfolio falls 3.0% y/y, deposits rise

BUCHAREST (Romania), October 7 (SeeNews) - The loan portfolio of Romania's commercial banks declined to 295.4 billion lei ($90.5 billion/66.6 billion euro) at the end of August from 304.5 billion lei a year earlier, central bank data showed.

The banks' deposit portfolio rose to 203.6 billion lei at the end of August from 193.7 billion a year earlier, the central bank said in its monthly bulletin published on Friday.

Details follow (in billions of lei):

  Aug'13 July'13 Aug'12
Total loans 295.4 294.0 304.5
- to public sector 73.5 72.6 76.6
- to private sector 221.9 221.4 227.9
-- in lei 84.1 83.9 83.6
-- in foreign currency 137.8 137.6 144.3
Total deposits 203.6 200.4 193.7
- in lei 130.6 127.8 126.0
- in foreign currency 72.9 72.6 67.8
- to individuals 126.1 125.5 119.6
- to companies 63.4 60.7 60.1
Total assets 396.6 392.4 405.6

At end-2012, 31 banks and eight branches of foreign banks operated in Romania, a country of 20.1 million people.

(1 euro = 4.4385 Romanian lei)

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