Financial Aggregates March 2005

Release date: 29 April 2005

Total credit provided to the private sector by financial intermediaries rose by 0.8 per cent in March, following a rise of 1.0 per cent in February. Over the year to March, total credit rose by 12.9 per cent.

Both M3 and broad money increased by 0.4 per cent in March. Over the year to March, they both rose by 8.2 per cent.

Historical levels and growth rates for the financial aggregates have been revised owing to the resubmission of data by some financial intermediaries.

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.

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