Release date: 31 May 2012
Total credit provided to the private sector by financial intermediaries rose by 0.4 per cent over April 2012, after rising by 0.5 per cent over March. Over the year to April, total credit rose by 3.8 per cent.
Housing credit increased by 0.4 per cent over April, following an increase of 0.4 per cent over March. Over the year to April, housing credit rose by 5.3 per cent.
Other personal credit decreased by 0.3 per cent over April, after increasing by 0.1 per cent over March. Over the year to April, other personal credit decreased by 1.8 per cent.
Business credit increased by 0.7 per cent over April, after growing by 0.7 per cent over March. Over the year to April, business credit increased by 2.3 per cent.
Over the month of April, M3 grew by 0.5 per cent and broad money grew by 0.2 per cent. Over the year to April, broad money grew by 6.7 per cent.
All growth rates for the financial aggregates are seasonally adjusted, and adjusted for the effects of breaks in the series as recorded in the footnotes to tables. Figures showing the levels of financial aggregates are not adjusted for series breaks. Historical levels and growth rates for the financial aggregates have been revised owing to the resubmission of data by some financial intermediaries, the re-estimation of seasonal factors and the incorporation of securitisation data.