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Romania's bank lending growth speeds up in April - table

Romania's bank lending growth speeds up in April - table Monetary indicators - Romania (April) Source: BNR

BUCHAREST (Romania), May 28 (SeeNews) - The value of Romanian banks' outstanding loans to the non-government sector grew 8.3% year-on-year to 293.6 billion lei ($72.7 billion/59.7 billion euro) in April, compared to a 6.6% growth in March, the central bank, BNR, said.

Private lending in lei increased by 13.5% on the year to 206.4 billion lei in April, after growing by 11.3% in March, BNR said in a statement on Thursday.

Private lending in foreign currency fell 2.3% on the year to 87.1 billion lei in April, compared to a 3% drop in March.

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

Apr bln lei Apr y/y Mar y/y
Private lending (total) 293.559,1 8.3 6.6
Private lending in lei 206.428,8 13.5 11.3
- individuals 123.469,6 11.0 9.3
- companies 82.959,2 17.3 14.4
Private lending in foreign currency 87.130,3 -2.3 -3.0
- individuals 30.101,7 -10.6 -9.8
- companies 57.028,7 2.7 1.1

source: BNR

(1 euro=4.9160 lei)

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