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Business Environment Macroeconomic Outlook Capital Market Banking Sector Privatization and Investments Economic Freedom Business News In the Spotlight Coming up... Graphic 4. Structure of deposits, in % 40,0 40,0

Demand deposits

14,3 13,1

Up to 3 months From 3 months up to 1 year

32,9 33,3 9,7 10,4

From 1 to 3 year 3,1 3,2

Over 3 years 0,0

20,0

40,0

June 2010

60,0

80,0

Non-financial institutions

28,8 29,6 5,8 5,6 53,5 54,6

Households Non-profitable organisations

1,2 1,2

0,0

10,0

Deposits

In June and July of the current year, within the deposit maturity structure, time deposits were dominant (60.0%). Within the structure of time deposits, the largest percentage represented deposits with a maturity period ranging from 3 months to 1 year (approximately 33.1%), and with a maturity period of up to 3 months (approximately 13.7%). Observed on a sector by sector basis, within the deposit structure, deposits made by individual persons were still dominant at a recorded level of about 54.0%.

Household Deposits

3,9 3,7

Other

In June and July of the current year, within the structure of total bank assets, loans accounted for the main percentage, followed by monetary assets and deposits with depository institutions. Other assets accounted for the remainder which ranged up to approximately 7.0%. When observing data from July and comparing it with figures from June of the current year, bank assets recorded an increase in the area of financial derivatives (16.7%).

Total deposits amounted to €1,839.2 million at end-July 2011. When observing data from July and comparing to figures from June of this year, total deposits increased by 0.1%. However, in comparison with July 2010, there was an increase of 2.8%.

6,9 5,3

General Government

Total bank assets amounted to €2,898.5 million at end-July 2011, thus recording an increase at a monthly level (0.3%) and a decline when viewed at an annual level (1.5%).

July 2011

Graphic 5. Structure of deposits by sectors Financial institutions

Total Bank Assets and Liabilities

In July, within the area of bank liabilities, deposits accounted for the main share (63.5%), followed by borrowing (20.4%) and total bank capital (10.4%), whereas the remainder (6.7%) was made up of other miscellaneous items. In relation to the previous month, the area of financial derivatives recorded an increase (11.9%). Total bank capital amounted to €301.4 million at end-July 2011, thus recording a slight decline at a monthly level (1.2%) and a greater decline at an annual level (3.1%).

60,0 60,0

Time deoisits

Banking Sector

20,0

June 2011

30,0

40,0

50,0

60,0

July 2011

Graphic 6. Structure of loans, in %

Total household deposits amounted to €1,005.0 million at end-July 2011. Positive signals have come from continuous growth in the area of personal savings. Household deposits have recorded growth both at a monthly (2.3%) and at an annual level (11.9%). At end-June and end-July 2011, within the maturity structure of household deposits, time deposits were dominant, while demand deposits accounted for 32.6% (Graph 4.).

Loans V

93,90%

6,10% Corporate and household loans

VI

93,70%

6,30%

VII

93,70%

6,30%

Banks and other financial institutions

Graphic 7. Interest rates (VI, VII) 10

9,72

9,72

3,06

3,16

June 2011

July 2011

0

The weighted average lending effective interest rate The weighted average deposit effective interest rate

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At end-July 2011, total loans granted by banks amounted to €2,034.9 million, thus recording almost the same level as in the previous month and 7.5% less than in July 2010. This downward trend in the area of total loans was initiated in October 2008, due to deterioration being noticed in the quality of loan portfolios. The loan-to-deposit ratio amounted to 1.11 in July of the current year, which was the same as was recorded for the previous month. However, it was an improvement in comparison to July 2010 (1.28). In the structure of total disbursed loans, corporate and household loans dominated at a level of 94.0% in June and July. The remainder referred to banks, other financial institutions, public owned organizations, non-profitable organizations and others. At end-July 2011, household loans amounted to €854.530 million, recording a decline at a monthly level (0.15%) and at an annual level (2.4%).

Interest Rates In July 2011, the weighted average for the interest rate (lending) was 9.72% which was the same as it had been the previous month. The weighted average for the interest rate (deposits) was 3.16% in July 2011, which showed a month-on-month increase of 0.10 percent and a year-on year decline of 0.56 percent. Increases in interest rates are influenced by increases in interest rates in the international financial markets (Euribor and Libor), by factors such as credit demand being permanently higher than supply, and by the growth of un-qualitative assets.

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