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Monetary Statistics for September 2009

According to statistics published today (Friday) by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, total deposits with authorized institutions rose by 2.1% in September 2009. With demand, savings and time deposits increasing, Hong Kong-dollar deposits grew by 3.8% during the month. Foreign-currency deposits also expanded slightly by 0.1% in September. Accounting for around 2.2% of foreign-currency deposits, renminbi deposits in Hong Kong climbed by 2.7% to RMB58.2 billion at the end of September.

Total loans and advances increased by 3.2% in September. Loans for use in Hong Kong rose by 3.3% and loans for use outside Hong Kong expanded by 2.9%. As Hong Kong-dollar loans rose at a slower rate than deposits, the Hong Kong-dollar loan-to-deposit ratio declined to 70.2% at the end of September from 70.8% at the end of August.

In the third quarter of 2009, loans for use in Hong Kong grew by 1.6%. Analysed by economic use, growth in mortgage lending accelerated alongside a buoyant property market. Trade financing loans also increased for the second consecutive quarter.

Seasonally adjusted Hong Kong-dollar M1 rose by 10.5% in September and increased by 55.3% from a year earlier. Unadjusted Hong Kong-dollar M3 climbed by 3.7% during the month and expanded by 14.1% year on year.

Release schedule of Monetary Statistics in Hong Kong

The monthly release schedule of monetary statistics in Year 2010 is as follows.

Reference Month Release Date
January 2010 26 February 2010
February 2010 31 March 2010
March 2010 30 April 2010
April 2010 31 May 2010
May 2010 30 June 2010
June 2010 30 July 2010
July 2010 31 August 2010
August 2010 30 September 2010
September 2010 29 October 2010
October 2010 30 November 2010
November 2010 31 December 2010
December 2010 31 January 2011

 

Annex

For further enquiries, please contact:
Peggy Lo, Manager (Communications), at 2878 1687 or
Hing-fung Wong, Manager (Communications), at 2878 1802

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
30 October 2009

Last revision date: 1 August 2011
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