Monetary developments 2020Mar

Driven by overnight deposits, the French component of monetary aggregate M3 accelerates significantly
Overnight deposits accelerate in March (+ 15.9 %, after + 11.2 % in February and + 10.8 % in January). The rise in term deposits (+ 10.2 % in March after + 0.2 % in February) and the stable growth of saving accounts (+ 4.4 % in March and February) allow domestic resources included in M2-M1 to increase by + 5.2 % (following + 3.8 % in February and + 2.7 % in January). The strong acceleration of repurchase agreements (+ 137.7 % after + 21.8 % in February) and the dynamism of debt securities issued with a maturity of up to two years offset the decline in money market fund (MMF) shares (- 12.3 % in March after - 1.1 % in February).
After taking into account monetary assets and liabilities vis-à-vis other monetary union members, the growth rate of the French component of the M3 aggregate strongly accelerates in March: + 10.3 % after + 6.7 % in February.
France : monetary resources of Monetary Financial Institutions
Outstandings (in € Bn) (a) Annual growth rate (in %) (a)
Mar-2020 Jan- 2020 Feb- 2020 Mar-2020
Overnight deposits 1,207 10.8 11.2 15.9
= Domestic resources included in M1 1,207 10.8 11.2 15.9
Domestic resources included in M1, 3-month moving average 11.2 11.1 12.6
Deposits with agreed maturity of up to 2 years 126 -8.4 0.2 10.2
+ Saving accounts 717 4.6 4.4 4.4
= Domestic resources included in M2-M1 843 2.7 3.8 5.2
Domestic resources included in M2-M1, 3-month moving average 3.0 3.1 3.9
MMF shares 231 0.7 -1.1 -12.3
+ Repurchase agreements 57 15.8 21.8 137.7
+ Debt securities issued with a maturity of up to 2 years 70 5.3 12.2 15.3
= Domestic resources included in M3-M2 359 2.6 2.8 2.8
Domestic resources included in M3-M2, 3-month moving average 1.1 0.8 2.7
Sum of domestic resources included in M3 2,409 6.5 7.1 9.9
Sum of domestic resources included in M3 , 3-month moving average 6.5 6.5 7.8
+ Monetary external liabilities vis-à-vis other monetary union members 255 8.2 11.6 13.6
- Monetary external assets vis-à-vis other monetary union members 51 36.1 64.9 9.3
= French component of euro area monetary aggregate M3 2,613 6.1 6.7 10.3
French component of euro area monetary aggregate M3, 3-month moving average 6.3 6.2 7.7
(a) Seasonally-adjusted data.
Source : Banque de France
Contributions to the growth of the French component of M3
(Annual growth rate in %)
Additional information
The outstanding amount of monetary claims (excluding coins and banknotes) consists of claims with an initial maturity of up to and including 2 years that monetary counterparts (basically households, non-financial corporations, general government excluding central government, insurance corporations, non-money market funds, investment funds and financial vehicle corporations) hold against monetary financial institutions (deposit-taking institutions, sociétés de financement under French law, Caisse des dépôts et consignations, MMF and the central bank).
Saving accounts include regulated saving accounts, i.e. livrets A, livrets de développement durable, comptes d'épargne logement, livrets d'épargne populaire, and non-regulated saving accounts, i.e. livrets jeunes and livrets ordinaires. One part of the amounts held on regulated saving accounts is transferred by deposit-taking institutions to a fund managed by the Caisse des dépôts et consignations; the other part remains in banks' balance sheets. Debt securities with maturity of up to 2 years mainly include certificates of deposit (short term paper) issued by French deposit-taking institutions and subscribed by neither MMF nor deposit-taking institutions counterparts.
Annual growth rates are adjusted for reclassifications and revaluations but not for foreign exchange rate effects.
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Published on Wednesday, April 29, 2020