Loans to non financial corporations 2019Jun

Growth in loans to NFCs keeps growing
  • Growth in investment loans to non-financial corporations continues to increase in June (+7.3% up from +7.1% in May and +7.0% in April) still driven by the strong momentum in equipment loans (+8.5%, up from +8.2%) and, to a lesser extent, those in real estate loans (+5.4% unchanged).
  • Growth in treasury loans is almost stable over the previous month (+6.5%, down from +6.6% in May).
  • Overall, the annual growth rate of loans to non-financial corporations continues to grow strongly (+7.1% up from +6.8% in May).

Outstanding amounts and annual growth rate (not seasonally adjusted)
(Outstanding amounts in EUR Bn, annual growth rates in %)
End-of-month level Annual growth rate
June-2019 Apr-2019 May- 2019 June-2019
Total 1,051 6.7 6.8 7.1
Investment 744 7.0 7.1 7.3
Equipment 451 8.2 8.2 8.5
Real estate 293 5.3 5.4 5.4
Treasury 245 6.9 6.6 6.5
Other lending 61 2.2 4.3 7.1
Monthly changes in stocks of equipment loans (seasonally adjusted flows)
(Monthly flows in EUR Bn)
Monthly changes in stocks of treasury loans (seasonally adjusted flows *)
(Monthly flows in EUR Bn)
* Seasonal adjusted monthly net flows of other lending to NFC are allocated to treasury loans in proportion to the outstanding amounts.


Additional information
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
- 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) is also eliminated
- As FX hedges are unknown, loans in foreign currencies are however taken into account at their face value in Euros at the end of the month
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Published on Wednesday, July 24, 2019