Loans to the households, France 2018Dec

Housing loans are still growing strongly
  • In December 2018, the monthly change in stocks of housing loans increases (5.5 billion of euros, up from 4.4 billion in November) and reaches its year's highest. Housing loans keep growing strongly with a yearly growth rate at 5.8%.
  • In 2018, the production of new housing loans reaches 203 billion euros, down from 273 billion euros in 2017. This decrease is explained by the significant decline of renegotiations (35 billion euros in 2018, down from 113 billion in 2017). The share of renegotiations within the housing loans production as a whole reaches 14.6% in December 2018, its lowest level since the end of 2014.
  • The average interest rate on new loans for house purchase (long term and fixed rate) decreases again slightly in December (1.49%, down from 1.50% in November). It is down 12 basis points from December 2017 (1.61%) and is at its lowest level in nearly 16 years.
Outstanding amounts and annual growth rates (without seasonal adjustment)
(Outstanding amounts in EUR Bn, annual growth rate in %)
End-of-month level Annual growth rate
Dec- 2018 Oct- 2018 Nov- 2018 Dec- 2018
Total 1,225 6.1 6.1 5.9
Lending for house purchase 1,010 5.9 5.9 5.8
Credit for consumption 179 6.5 6.3 6.2
Other lending 36 9.1 10.2 9.0
Monthly flows of housing loans (with seasonal adjustment)
(Changes in stocks in EUR Bn, adjusted for sales and securitization and write-offs/write-downs)
Share of renegotiation of new property loans
(New property loans seasonally adjusted, in EUR Bn and in %)
Production of new loans (excluding overdrafts, monthly flows seasonally adjusted (a))
(in EUR Bn)
juil. 2018 Aug-2018 SEP- 2018 Oct- 2018 Nov- 2018 Dec- 2018
- loans for consumption purposes (b) 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.6
- housing loans 17.6 17.4 17.2 17.9 17.7 17.8
of which housing loans excluding renegotiations 14.7 14.6 14.6 15.0 14.6 15.2
- proportion of renegotiation (not seasonally adjusted) in % (c) 16.2 15.9 15.0 16.4 17.6 14.6
Interest rates on new loans (narrow defined effective rate, monthly average)
(in %)
juil. 2018 Aug-2018 SEP- 2018 Oct- 2018 Nov- 2018 (e) Dec- 2018 (f)
- housing loans long term and fixed rates 1.54 1.53 1.51 1.51 1.50 1.49
- housing loans short term and floating rates 1.54 1.53 1.55 1.56 1.54 1.49
- loans for consumption purposes (b) 3.63 3.88 3.69 3.69 3.82 3.64
- overdrafts for individuals (d) 5.81 5.99 6.20 5.93 6.10 5.82
(a) Parameters for seasonal adjustment are updated each month, taking into account monthly data under review.
(b) Excluding revolving loans.
(c) Ratio of renegotiated loans on housing loans, both not seasonally adjusted
(d) Overdrafts: negative balance of ordinary accounts + commercial credits + factoring + cash credits without fixed repayment schedule (including mobilization of revolving loans).
(e) Revised data.
(f) Provisional data.

Interest rates on housing loans, all maturities
(Narrowly defined effective rate, average weighted by long and short term flows, in %)
Additional information
Only loans granted to individuals (households excluding sole proprietors and unincorporated partnerships) by resident monetary financial institutions are presented here.
The outstanding growth rates are calculated by correcting accounting modifications that do not reflect economic changes. In particular the accounting derecognition of loans from the MFI's statistical balance sheet due to their sale, securitization or write-offs/write-downs is corrected. Conversely, exchange rate effects are taken into account without any change.
The weighted average rates and new business volumes are calculated according to the harmonized definitions of the Eurosystem. Published rates are the narrowly defined effective rate (NDER). They correspond to the interest component of the Annual Percentage Rate of Charge (APRC). Renegotiated loans also include mortgage repurchases.
The production of the new loans represents the new granted loans, even when they are not actually remitted to the borrower. This method, which is common to all Eurosystem central banks, allows having an advanced indicator of loans production, which is useful particularly for economic analysis.
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