The Central Bank’s (BDL’s) balance sheet posted a 4.3% month-on-month (m-o-m) growth in its Total assets, which reached $123.4B in the first month of 2018.
BDL’s Foreign assets (grasping 34.8% of total assets) revealed a 2.3% monthly uptick, to stand at $42.9B in January 2018. In their turn, Securities portfolio (25% of total assets) added 5.3% compared to December 2017 and settled at $30.8B over the same period. As for the banks’ Gold reserves (constituting 10% of total assets), they widened by 3.6% m-o-m, to $12.4B in January 2018.
Loans to the local financial sector (11.7% of total) also grew by 13.3%, to $14.4B over the same period.
On the liabilities side, Financial sector deposits (82.7% of total liabilities) grew by 4.6% m-o-m to $102B, while Public sector deposits (5.2% of the total) added 8.2% m-o-m to reach $6.4B in January 2018.
BDL’s Key Accounts in January 2018 (in $B)