Monetary and financial statistics – April 2019

According to statistics released today by the Monetary Authority of Macao, broad money supply continued to grow in April with a stable share of patacas. Meanwhile, both resident deposits and loans increased from a month earlier.

Money supply

Currency in circulation fell 0.8% month-to-month whereas demand deposits rose 1.4%. M1 thus increased 1.0% from one month earlier. Meanwhile, quasi-monetary liabilities grew 0.4%. The sum of these two items, i.e. M2, rose 0.4% to MOP665.1 billion. On an annual basis, M1 and M2 increased 7.0% and 8.9% respectively. The shares of pataca (MOP), Hong Kong dollar (HKD), renminbi (RMB) and United States dollar (USD) in M2 were 30.6%, 50.7%, 4.6% and 12.3% respectively.


Resident deposits grew 0.5% from the preceding month to MOP648.5 billion whereas non-resident deposits fell 2.7% to MOP251.0 billion. On the other hand, public sector deposits with the banking sector increased 1.0% to MOP242.0 billion. As a result, total deposits in the banking sector dropped 0.1% from a month earlier to MOP1,141.4 billion. The shares of MOP, HKD, RMB and USD in total deposits were 18.9%, 50.9%, 4.1% and 23.7% respectively.


Domestic loans to the private sector grew 0.3% from a month ago to MOP512.3 billion whereas external loans went down by 2.5% to MOP560.2 billion. As a result, total loans to the private sector decreased 1.2% from a month earlier to MOP1,072.6 billion. The shares of MOP, HKD, RMB and USD in total loans were 15.9%, 49.9%, 5.9% and 25.7% respectively.

Operating ratios

At end-April, the loan-to-deposit ratio for the resident sector dropped from 57.7% at end-March to 57.5%. Meanwhile, the ratio for both the resident and non-resident sectors fell from 95.0% to 94.0%. Both the one-month and three-month current assets to liabilities ratios stood at 50.4%. Concurrently, the non-performing loan ratio stood at 0.3%.

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