Economy

Turkish private sector loans from abroad down in Sept.

Central Bank says long-term loans down to $216.6B, short-term loans fall to $16.5B as of September compared to end of 2017

15.11.2018
Turkish private sector loans from abroad down in Sept.

Istanbul

By Gokhan Ergocun

ISTANBUL

The Turkish outstanding private sector loans received from abroad fell in September compared to the end of 2017, the Central Bank announced Thursday.

Excluding trade credits, private sector's short-term loans totaled $16.5 billion, marking a $2 billion decline from the end of last year, as 76.4 percent consists of liabilities of the financial institutions, according to the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT).

As of September, long-term loans amounted to $216.6 billion, going down $5.3 billion over the same period, while non-financial institutions' share was 51.4 percent.

"Regarding the currency composition, of the total long-term loans in the amount of $216.6 billion, 60.3 percent consists of U.S. dollar, 34.7 percent consists of euro, 3.4 percent consists of Turkish lira and 1.6 percent consists of other currencies,” the bank said.

"And of the total short-term loans in the amount of $16.5 billion, 46.5 percent consists of U.S. dollar, 34.1 percent consists of euro, 19.3 percent consists of Turkish lira and 0.1 percent consists of other currencies,” it added.

The bank also said that principal repayments of the private sector’s total outstanding loans received from abroad amounted to $66.3 billion for the next 12 months.

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