Non-financial corporations financing growth remained strong
In August 2022, the increase in the financing of non-financial corporations in France persisted: + 4.6 % over one year, after + 4.3 % in July. Bank loans still increased at a sustained pace: + 7.2 % after 7 % in July. Market financing was stable in August.
The cost of funding for non-financial corporations increased again, to 2.52% in August. The cost of market financing is a major contributor to this rebound and reached a level close to that of June: 3.6% against 3.68%.
Annual growth rate, by type of financing (in %)
Average cost of financing in euros (in %)
Source and calculations : General Directorate of Statistics, Economics and International
Composition of non-financial corporate debt
Non-financial corporate debt in this « Stat Info » refers to debt securities issues (bonds and negotiable debt securities) subscribed by residents and non-residents as well as to the credits granted by resident credit institutions.
Negotiable debt securities include short-term commercial papers (less than one year) and medium-term negotiable notes. Further details on loans to non-financial corporations is available in the « Stat Info » referring to loans to non-financial corporations :
Overall non-financial corporate debt also includes bank loans from non-resident credit institutions. This measure can be found in the « Stat Info » related to non-financial sector debt :
The average cost of bank loans to non-financial corporations is computed using the monthly interest rate applied by French banks. This indicator only covers euro-denominated loans with a term of at least one year and with an initial amount of at least one million euros. It excludes revolving term facilities and overdratfs.
The average cost of market financing is calculated on the basis of month-end actuarial rates of return of alive securities. It only covers euro-denominated securities with an initial maturity longer than one year and with a fixed coupon rate. A specific calibration process using the yield curve is performed to align different maturities with a constant 5-year maturity. The average cost of market financing calculation methodology excludes extreme values.
The average cost of bank loans and the average cost of market financing cannot be directly compared since they often differ in their maturity horizon.
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Financing of non-financial corporations
Published on Tuesday, October 11, 2022