Financial Aggregates April 2001

Release date: 31 May 2001

Credit provided to the private sector by financial intermediaries rose by 0.4 per cent in April, in seasonally adjusted terms, following a rise of 0.4 per cent in March. Total credit rose by 10.3 per cent over the year to April.

M3 fell by 0.3 per cent in April and broad money fell by 0.2 per cent, in seasonally adjusted terms. Over the year to April, M3 rose by 7.0 per cent and broad money rose by 6.6 per cent.

Growth rates are reported after adjusting for the effects of the breaks in series recorded in the footnotes to tables. Figures showing the levels of financial aggregates are not adjusted for series breaks.

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