The financing of non-financial corporations keeps increasing but at a slower pace
In August 2021, the growth of financing of non-financial corporations in France slows down. It increased by +1.5%, year-over-year, after +2.0% in the previous month. If compared to the pre-crisis situation, the financing of non-financial corporations is still at high levels, growing by +14.2% between August 2019 and 2021.
The average cost of corporate market and bank financing has slightly changed over the period and it remains close to the bottom. It rose to 1.00% in August 2021, after 0.96% in July 2021.
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
Two-year growth rate, by type of financing (in %)
Composition of non-financial corporate 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 Monday, October 11, 2021