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Monday, April 30, 2012
Housing credit growth tracks incomes
Total credit provided to the private sector by financial intermediaries rose by 0.4 per cent over March 2012, after rising by 0.4 per cent over February. Over the year to March, total credit rose by 3.4 per cent.
Housing credit increased by 0.4 per cent over March, following an increase of 0.4 per cent over February. Over the year to March, housing credit rose by 5.3 per cent.
Other personal credit grew by 0.1 per cent over March, after increasing by 0.3 per cent over February. Over the year to March, other personal credit decreased by 1.5 per cent.
Business credit increased by 0.6 per cent over March, after growing by 0.4 per cent over February. Over the year to March, business credit increased by 1.3 per cent.
Over the month of March, M3 grew by 0.6 per cent and broad money grew by 0.3 per cent. Over the year to March, broad money grew by 7.1 per cent.