According to statistics released today by the Monetary Authority of Macao, broad money supply continued to fall in July with a stable share of patacas. Meanwhile, resident deposits decreased from a month ago whereas loans to residents posted an increase.
Currency in circulation rose 0.6% whereas demand deposits dropped 0.3%. M1 thus edged down by 0.1% from one month earlier. Meanwhile, quasi-monetary liabilities fell 0.8%. The sum of these two items, i.e. M2, decreased 0.7% to MOP690.2 billion. On an annual basis, M1 and M2 dropped 0.7% and 2.6% respectively. The shares of pataca (MOP), Hong Kong dollar (HKD), renminbi (RMB) and United States dollar (USD) in M2 were 35.1%, 49.9%, 5.8% and 7.5% respectively.
Resident deposits decreased 0.7% from the preceding month to MOP670.8 billion whereas non-resident deposits rose 1.6% to MOP365.8 billion. On the other hand, public sector deposits with the banking sector dropped 0.6% to MOP265.1 billion. As a result, total deposits in the banking sector edged down by 0.1% from a month earlier to MOP1,301.7 billion. The shares of MOP, HKD, RMB and USD in total deposits were 19.0%, 51.9%, 5.0% and 21.5% respectively.
Domestic loans to the private sector grew 0.7% from a month ago to MOP557.7 billion whereas external loans dropped 6.3% to MOP745.8 billion. As a result, total loans to the private sector went down by 3.5% from a month earlier to MOP1,303.5 billion. The shares of MOP, HKD, RMB and USD in total loans were 15.7%, 38.1%, 13.2% and 29.2% respectively.
At end-July,the loan-to-deposit ratio for the resident sector rose from 58.8% at end-June to 59.6%. On the other hand, the ratio for both the resident and non-resident sectors decreasedfrom 103.7% to 100.1%. The one-month and three-month current assets to liabilities ratios stood at 63.5% and 56.5% respectively. Concurrently, the non-performing loan ratio increased from 0.34% at end-June to 0.36%.
(Monetary Authority of Macao)
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