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Romania's bank lending growth slows down in April - table

Romania's bank lending growth slows down in April - table Author: Doinita Dolapchieva. Licence: All rights reserved.

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
- individuals 98.654,2 15.3 15.9
- companies 70.733,2 5.5 5.5
Private lending in foreign currency 87.152,8 1.6 1.4
- individuals 36.791,3 -8.3 -8.2
- companies 50.361,4 10.4 10.0

source: BNR

(1 euro=4.7612 lei)

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