The Central Bank’s (BDL’s) balance sheet ended the year with an 18.89% year-on-year (y-o-y) increase in its total assets which stood at $140.60B by the end of 2018. In fact, “Loans to local financial sectors” (23.91% of the total assets) more than doubled rising from $12.73B last year to $33.61B this year. Moreover, “BDL’s Securities portfolio” (21.93% of total assets) rose by a yearly 5.35% to stand at $30.83B by December 2018. “Foreign assets” (28.21% of total assets) witnessed a decrease by 5.53% to $39.67B by December 2018. Meanwhile, “Gold reserves” (grasping 8.37% of total) recorded a downtick by 1.61% y-o-y to $11.77B
As for BDL’s liabilities, “Financial sector deposits”(85.19% of total liabilities) added 22.87% since year-start to stand at $119.78B by the end of the year. This is due to the BDL offering banks products with attractive returns. Meanwhile, “Public sector deposits” (3.58% of the total) witnessed a decrease of 14.78% y-o-y to $5.03B by December 2018.
BDL Foreign Assets by December