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Romania's bank lending growth slightly speeds up in Dec - table

Romania's bank lending growth slightly speeds up in Dec - table Source:BNR

BUCHAREST (Romania), January 26 (SeeNews) - The value of Romanian banks' outstanding loans to the non-government sector grew 14.8% year-on-year to 324 billion lei ($74 billion/66 billion euro) in December, compared to a 14.6% growth in November, the central bank, BNR, said on Wednesday.

Private lending in lei increased by 19.6% on the year to 235 billion lei in December, after growing by 19% in November, BNR said in a statement.

Private lending in foreign currency rose 3.9% on the year to 89.4 billion lei in December, compared to a 4.7% rise in November.

Details follow (in billions of lei, nominal change in percent):

Dec bln lei Dec y/y Nov y/y
Private lending (total) 324.227,9 14.8 14.6
Private lending in lei 234.841,4 19.6 19.0
- individuals 136.823,4 15.3 15.2
- companies 98.018,1 26.2 24.7
Private lending in foreign currency 89.386,5 3.9 4.7
- individuals 27.526,4 -11.9 -11.7
- companies 61.860,1 12.8 14.2

source: BNR

(1 euro=4.9443 lei)

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