May 25 (SeeNews) - Romania’s central bank said on Thursday that M3, the broadest gauge of money supply, grew by a nominal 8.6% year-on-year to 618.6 billion lei ($133.8 billion/124.8 billion euro) in April, following an 8.2% rise in March.
On a monthly comparison basis, M3 money supply edged up 0.8% in April, the central bank, BNR, said in a monthly monetary statistics report.
In real terms, M3 was 2.4% lower on the year in April and inched up by 0.02% on the month.
Romania’s M1 monetary aggregate decreased by 6.5% on the year in April, to 381.9 billion lei, after a 6% drop in March.
Net foreign assets rose by an annual 16.1% in March, reaching 283.1 billion lei, while net domestic assets added 3% to 335.5 billion lei.
Details follow (billions of lei, nominal change in percent):
||Apr, bln lei
|Net foreign assets
|Net domestic assets
(1 euro=4.95845 lei)