NBG: Current Tendencies Of Bank Deposits

NBG: Current Tendencies Of Bank Deposits

NBG: Current Tendencies Of Bank Deposits

The FINANCIAL -- The total volume of non-bank deposits in the country's banking sector increased by 0.04 percent (exchange rate effect excluded volume of deposits increased by 0.5 percent), or by 7.4 million GEL, compared to February 1, 2018 and constituted 19.2 billion GEL by March 1, 2018.

In February, the volume of term deposits increased by 74.0 million GEL (0.7 percent; exchange rate effect excluded volume of term deposits increased by 1.1 percent). Demand deposits decreased by 66.5 million GEL (0.9 percent; exchange rate effect excluded volume of demand deposits decreased by 0.5 percent).

The larization ratio of total non-bank deposits constituted 36.28 percent by March 1, 2018, and increased by 0.63 percentage point (exchange rate effect excluded by 0.47 percentage point) compared to February 1, 2018, according to NBG.

The annual average weighted interest rate on term deposits constituted 5.1 percent. In particular, the interest rate for national currency denominated deposits was 8.1 percent and the interest rate for foreign currency denominated deposits 2.5 percent.

The share of the US dollar in the total volume of foreign currency denominated deposits equals 84.2 percent and the share of the Euro equals 13.7 percent.