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Monetary Statistics for September 2003

According to statistics published today (Friday) by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, total deposits with authorized institutions grew for the sixth consecutive month by 1.4% in September. The increase was attributable to a 1.8% rise in Hong Kong dollar deposits and a 0.8% increase in foreign currency deposits.

Total loans and advances shrank modestly by 0.1% in September. Of the total, loans for use in Hong Kong contracted by 0.3%, while loans for use outside Hong Kong rose by 1.5%. Analysed by currency, Hong Kong dollar denominated loans and foreign currency loans both recorded a small decline. As Hong Kong dollar deposits increased while Hong Kong dollar loans decreased, the Hong Kong dollar loan-to-deposit ratio fell to 83.2% in September.

Analysed by economic use, property-related loans decreased in the September quarter, while loans for stockbrokers rose notably. Among other sectors, loans for manufacturing, transport and transport equipment, and financial concerns also registered some increases.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, Hong Kong dollar M1 grew by 4.0% during the month and by 23.8% from a year ago. Unadjusted Hong Kong dollar M2 and M3 both rose by 1.4% during the month, and by 4.1% and 3.9% respectively on a year-on-year comparison.

Release Schedule of Monetary Statistics in Hong Kong

The monthly release schedule of monetary statistics in Year 2004 is as follows.

Release Date Reference Month
27 February 2004 January 2004
31 March 2004 February 2004
30 April 2004 March 2004
31 May 2004 April 2004
30 June 2004 May 2004
30 July 2004 June 2004
31 August 2004 July 2004
30 September 2004 August 2004
29 October 2004 September 2004
30 November 2004 October 2004
31 December 2004 November 2004
31 January 2005 December 2004

For further enquiries, please contact:

Kevin Ip, Manager (Press), at 2878 1687 or
Thomas Chan, Senior Manager (Press), at 2878 1480

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
31 October 2003

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