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Financing of non-financial corporations 2020Aug

Published on 10/09/2020
Non-financial corporate financing remained dynamic in August
In August, non-financial corporations market debt increased by 13.3% as in the previous month. Bank loans growth remained dynamic at 13.1% over one year. Overall, the annual growth rate of financing of non-financial corporations reached 13.2% in August, after 12.8% in July.
The recent rise in non-financial corporations debt is accompanied by an increase in their cash flow.

The average 5-year cost of non-financial corporations financing decreased by 22 basis points in August.

Financing of non-financial corporations
(Gross stocks and flows in billions of euros, growth rate and interest rate in %)
Outstanding amount Annual net issuance Annual growth rate Average cost of new financing (monthly average)
Aug-2020 Aug-2020 juil. 2020 Aug-2020 juil. 2020 Aug-2020
Financing of NFCs 1,885 220 12.8 13.2 1.19 0.97
- Of which : bank loans 1,187 137 12.6 13.1 1.26 0.95
- Of which : market financing 698 83 13.3 13.3 1.08 1.01
in euros 593 80 15.8 15.6
in currencies 106 3 1.5 2.6
Annual growth rate, by type of financing (in %)
Average cost of financing (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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Published on Friday, October 9, 2020