Growth in equipment loans remains strong
The annual growth rate of equipment loans to non-financial corporations raised slightly in September and reached +7.6% (up from +7.4% in August). The increase in the annual growth of treasury loans (+4.4%, up from +3.0%) was due to a base effect, as the month of September 2016 was marked by a repayment of an exceptional operation.
Overall, the growth in loans to non-financial corporations accelerated in September (+5.4%, up from +5.0%).
Outstanding amounts and annual growth rate (not seasonally adjusted)
(Outstanding amounts in EUR Bn, annual growth rate in %)
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Monthly changes in stocks of equipment loans (seasonally adjusted flows)
Monthly changes in stocks of treasury loans (seasonally adjusted flows *)
* Seasonal adjusted monthly net flows of other lending to NFC are allocated to treasury loans in proportion to the outstanding amounts.
Non-financial corporations include all companies whose main activity is the production of goods and non-financial services, excluding sole proprietor and unincorporated partnerships.
Calculations are made with the aim to give the best possible image of the evolution of the lending activity. Loans that have been securitized or sold by credit institutions are considered as remaining in their books. Accounting changes that are not reflecting economic transactions, in particular write-offs/write-downs, are eliminated as the impact of statistical modifications in the scope of the MFI sector (e.g. the reclassification of an entity from the non-financial corporations sector to the government sector). As FX hedges are unknown, loans in foreign currencies can however only be taken into account at their value in Euros at the end of the considered month.
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Loans to non financial corporations
Published on Thursday, October 26, 2017