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Monetary indicators in March 2017



In March 2017, monetary baseThe monetary base includes money in circulation (outside banking system), banking reserves (banks' reserves in MDL on correspondent accounts maintained at the National Bank of Moldova and cash in banks), deposits at sight of other organizations with the National Bank of Moldova, “overnight” deposits  of banks and required reserves in foreign currency. increased by MDL 453.0 million (1.4 percent) compared to February 2017 and accounted for MDL 33604.9 million. The increase of the monetary base was determined by the increase of net domestic assets by MDL 983.5 million (18.2 percent), while net foreign assets decreased by MDL 530.5 million (1.4 percent).

Money supply M2 Money supply M2 includes money in circulation (M0), deposits of residents in MDL and money market instruments.decreased by MDL 100.5 million during the reporting period or by 0.2 percent compared to February 2017 and accounted for MDL 46370.4 million.

Money supply M3 Money supply M3 includes money supply M2 and deposits of residents in foreign currency expressed in MDL.decreased by MDL 592.8 million (0.8 percent) during the reporting period.

The analysis of the passive components of Money supply (M3) shows that this decrease was driven by the decrease ofthe balance of Money in circulation M0Money in circulation M0 represent cash  put into circulation by the National bank of Moldova, except for cash in banks and NBM vault.  by MDL 12.5 million and of the total balance of deposits by MDL 580.3 million in December 2016 (Table no.1).creased by MDL 111.7 million in February 2017 (Table no.1).

 

Table no.1. Passive components of money supply

 

INDICATORS

February 2017

March 2017

March 2017

March 2017

MDL, million

MDL, million

February 2017

March 2016

%

%

1

Money in circulation (M0)

16400.5

16388.0

-0.1

12.1

2

Sight deposits in MDL

11286.5

11379.8

0.8

52.9

3

MONEY SUPPLY (M1)Money supply M1 includes money in circulation and sight deposits of residents in MDL.

27687.0

27767.8

0.3

25.9

4

Term deposits in MDL

18783.9

18602.6

-1.0

12.5

5

Money market instruments

0.0

0.0

 

 

6

MONEY SUPPLY (M2)

46470.9

46370.4

-0.2

20.1

7

Deposits in foreign currency

24319.8

23827.5

-2.0

-3.1

8

MONEY SUPPLY (M3)

70790.7

70197.9

-0.8

11.1

The balance of deposits in national currency decreased by MDL 88.0 million and accounted for MDL 29982.4 million, representing a share of 55.7 percent of total deposits, while the balance of deposits in foreign currency (recalculated in MDL) decreased by MDL 492.3 million and accounted for MDL 23827.5 million (with a share of 44.3 percent) (Table no.2).

 

Table no.2. Structure of depositsDeposits structure is classified by institutional sectors, according to the Instruction on filling out by the licensed banks of the Report on monetary statistics (Official Monitor of the Republic of Moldova no.206-215 of December 2, 2011).

 

INDICATORS

February 2017

March 2017

March 2017

March 2017

MDL, million

MDL, million

February 2017

March 2016

%

%

I

Deposits balance (Total)

54390.2

53809.9

-1.1

10.8

 

including:

 

 

 

 

1.0

Deposits balance (in MDL):

30070.4

29982.4

-0.3

25.0

 

Share in deposits balance (Total) %

55.3

55.7

 

 

1.1

Non-banking financial sector

447.4

541.3

21.0

64.9

1.2

Non-financial companies sector, which majority ownership is public

1071.0

1110.3

3.7

9.9

1.3

Non-financial companies sector, which majority ownership is private

7286.3

7107.4

-2.5

71.2

1.4

Other residential sectors (individuals, etc.)

21265.7

21223.4

-0.2

14.8

2.0

Balance of deposits in foreign currency (recalculated in MDL):

24319.8

23827.5

-2.0

-3.1

 

Share in deposits balance (Total) %

44.7

44.3

 

 

2.1

Non-banking financial sector

920.6

913.7

-0.8

-12.8

2.2

Non-financial companies sector, which majority ownership is public

495.3

473.5

-4.4

46.3

2.3

Non-financial companies sector, which majority ownership is private

5366.1

5135.9

-4.3

-0.2

2.4

Other residential sectors (individuals, etc.)

17537.8

17304.4

-1.3

-4.2

The decrease of money supply M3 in the reporting period was determined by the decrease in net foreign assets of the banking system by MDL 912.3 million (1.5 percent), while the net domestic assets of the banking system increased by MDL 319.5 million (4.0 percent).

Balance of credits in economyAccording to the IMF methodology, the interbank credits and the credits granted to the Government are excluded from the total credits in the economy (including the interest calculated for credits and for credits of banks - in liquidation process). decreased by MDL 140.5 million (0.4 percent) in March 2017, due to the decrease of credits to economy in foreign currency by MDL 496.8 million (2.8 percent), while credits in national currency increased by MDL 356.3 million (1.7 percent) (Table no.3).

It should be mentioned that the credits granted to economy in foreign currency, expressed in USD, have decreased by USD 1.9 million. during the reporting period.

 

Table no.3. Structure of credits granted to economy

 

INDICATORS

February 2017

March 2017

March 2017

March 2017

MDL, million

MDL, million

February 2017

March 2016

%

%

I

CREDITS GRANTED TO ECONOMY

38896.9

38756.4

-0.4

-8.8

 

including:

 

 

 

 

1

CREDITS GRANTED TO ECONOMY (in MDL):

21151.5

21507.8

1.7

-8.9

 

Share of Credits granted to economy, %

54.4

55.5

 

 

1.1

Non-banking financial sector

710.1

749.4

5.5

-2.7

1.2

Non-financial companies sector, which majority ownership is public

953.5

914.7

-4.1

-15.9

1.3

Non-financial companies sector, which majority ownership is private

12195.4

12407.1

1.7

-16.3

1.4

Other residential sectors (individuals, etc.)

7292.5

7436.6

2.0

7.2

 

including: Consumer loans

3826.1

3905.2

2.1

15.6

 

Real estate loans

2180.4

2200.4

0.9

1.3

2

CREDITS GRANTED TO ECONOMY IN FOREIGN CURRENCY (recalculated in MDL):

17745.4

17248.6

-2.8

-8.6

 

Share of Credits granted to economy, %

45.6

44.5

 

 

2.1

Non-banking financial sector

855.7

824.8

-3.6

-4.6

2.2

Non-financial companies sector, which majority ownership is public

635.4

627.8

-1.2

-21.0

2.3

Non-financial companies sector, which majority ownership is private

15939.9

15464.5

-3.0

-8.5

2.4

Other residential sectors (individuals, etc.)

314.4

331.5

5.4

2.6

 

including: Consumer loans

8.4

6.5

-22.5

-44.7

 

Real estate loans

171.3

168.4

-1.6

-0.6

The negative evolution of the balance of credits granted to economy in foreign currency (expressed in MDL) was determined by the decrease in the following components: balance of credits granted to non-financial companies’ sector, which majority ownership is public by MDL 7.6 million (1.2 percent), non-financial companies sector, which majority ownership is private and non-banking financial sector by MDL 475.4 million (3.0 percent) and MDL 30.9 million (3.6 percent), respectively. At the same time, the balance of credits granted to other resident sectors (including individuals) increased by MDL 17.1 million (5.4 percent).

At the same time, the increase in the balance of credits granted to economy in national currency was influenced by the increase of the following components: the balance of credits granted to non-financial companies’ sector, which majority ownership is private by MDL 211.7 million (1.7 percent), non-banking financial sector MDL 39.3 million (5.5 percent) and that of credits granted to other resident sectors (including individuals) by MDL 144.1 percent (2.0 percent), respectively. However, the balance of credits granted to non-financial companies’ sector, which majority ownership is public decreased by MDL 38.8 million (4.1 percent).

 

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