Financial Aggregates February 2006

Release date: 31 March 2006

Total credit provided to the private sector by financial intermediaries rose by 1.4 per cent in February 2006, following a rise of 1.3 per cent in January. Over the year to February, total credit rose by 14.0 per cent.

In the month of February, M3 and broad money both grew by 0.1 per cent. Over the year to February, broad money rose by 7.5 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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