According to statistics released today (4 September) by the Monetary Authority of Macao, broad money supply continued to grow in July. Meanwhile, resident deposits rose from a month ago whereas loans to residents posted a decline.
Currency in circulation increased 0.4% whereas demand deposits dropped 1.3%. M1 thus decreased 0.8% from one month earlier. On the other hand, quasi-monetary liabilities rose 1.4%. The sum of these two items, i.e. M2, grew 1.2% to MOP725.6 billion. On an annual basis, M1 fell 1.3% whereas M2 rose 6.4%. The shares of pataca (MOP), Hong Kong dollar (HKD), renminbi (RMB) and United States dollar (USD) in M2 were 34.5%, 45.0%, 8.4% and 10.0% respectively.
Resident deposits increased 1.2% from the preceding month to MOP705.1 billion while non-resident deposits rose 1.0% to MOP297.2 billion. Meanwhile, public sector deposits with the banking sector grew 0.2% to MOP221.6 billion. As a result, total deposits in the banking sector increased 1.0% from a month earlier to MOP1,223.9 billion. The shares of MOP, HKD, RMB and USD in total deposits were 20.5%, 45.3%, 9.3% and 22.4% respectively.
Domestic loans to the private sector dropped 0.8% from a month ago to MOP557.1 billion. Meanwhile, external loans fell 0.3% to MOP621.9 billion. As a result, total loans to the private sector went down by 0.6% from a month earlier to MOP1,179.0 billion. The shares of MOP, HKD, RMB and USD in total loans were 18.8%, 45.2%, 13.5% and 20.0% respectively.
At end-July, the loan-to-deposit ratio for the resident sector decreased from 61.2% at end-June to 60.1%. Meanwhile, the ratio for both the resident and non-resident sectors decreased from 97.8% to 96.3%. The one-month and three-month current assets to liabilities ratios stood at 69.2% and 59.5% respectively. Concurrently, the non-performing loan ratio increased from 2.1% at end-June to 2.2%.
Detailed Monetary and Financial Statistics are available in the latest issue of Monthly Bulletin of Monetary Statistics.