Deposits held by residents of other euro area countries rose by €138.4 million to over €2.5 billion in July compared to the month before while those held by third country residents rose by €75.8 billion to €11.5 billion, the central bank said in a statement on its website today. Amounts deposited by Cyprus residents rose by €23.8 million to €32.1 billion.
The total amount of outstanding loans fell in July by €622.8 million from June to €62 billion, which was the largest drop since March, and the second largest since October 2013, and was attributable to loan repayments by resident of third countries, which fell to by €453.9 million to €9.3 billion, the statement said. Cyprus residents saw the amount of their outstanding loans drop by €146.3 million to €49 billion, while residents of other euro area countries saw their loans decline by €22.6 million to €3.6 billion.
Overall deposits rose in July an annual 4.6%, the central bank said. Deposits belonging to Cyprus residents and third country residents fell 1.9% and 15% in July compared to the respective month of2014, while those belonging to euro area country residents rose 18%.
The overall amount of outstanding loans dropped 2.2% in July compared to a year before, mainly on a 31% drop of the amounts owed by residents of other euro area countries which fell 31%, while residents of third country residents saw their loans decrease an annual 4.7%, the central bank said. Outstanding loans owed by Cyprus residents rose 2.2%.
Deposits in foreign currency rose in a month by €87.7 million in July to almost €11 billion, while respective loans dropped by €540.2 million to €15.3 billion, the central bank said.
Source: Cyprus Mail