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BUCHAREST (Romania), May 24 (SeeNews) - The value of Romanian banks' outstanding loans to the non-government sector grew 7.6% year-on-year to 256.5 billion lei ($60 billion/54 billion euro) in April, compared to a 7.7% growth in March, the central bank, BNR, said on Friday.
Private lending in lei increased by 11% on the year to 169.4 billion lei in April following a rise of 11.3% in March, BNR said in a statement.
Private lending in foreign currency rose by 1.6% to 87.1 billion lei, compared to a 1.4% rise in March.
Details follow (in billions of lei, nominal change in percent):
|April, bln lei||April y/y||March y/y|
|Private lending (total)||256.540,2||7.6||7.7|
|Private lending in lei||169.387,4||11.0||11.3|
|Private lending in foreign currency||87.152,8||1.6||1.4|
(1 euro=4.7612 lei)