Current Condition of Commercial Banks’ Loan Portfolio
By the end of December 2016, commercial banks issued 2.1 billion GEL worth of national currency-denominated loans (1.6 percent more compared to the previous month), and 6.6 billion GEL worth of foreign currency denominated loans (9.5 percent more) to resident legal entities (exchange rate effect excluded volume of lending in the foreign currency increased by 4.9 percent).
During December 2016 the volume of lending to resident individuals increased by 4.8 percent or 429.1 million GEL, and exceeded 9.4 billion GEL by January 1, 2017.
Larization ratio for total loans constituted 34.55 percent by January 1, 2017. Compared to December 1, 2016 exchange rate effect excluded larization ratio of total loans increased by 0.23 percentage point.
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