Monetary and financial statistics – July 2019

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

Money supply

Currency in circulation and demand deposits fell 0.6% and 5.5% respectively. M1 thus decreased 4.5% from one month earlier. Meanwhile, quasi-monetary liabilities dropped 0.8%. The sum of these two items, i.e. M2, fell 1.3% to MOP662.8 billion. On an annual basis, M1 and M2 increased 0.2% and 7.5% respectively. The shares of pataca (MOP), Hong Kong dollar (HKD), renminbi (RMB) and United States dollar (USD) in M2 were 31.6%, 48.3%, 5.4% and 12.9% respectively.


Resident deposits went down by 1.3% from the preceding month to MOP646.4 billion while non-resident deposits also dropped 3.4% to MOP265.1 billion. Meanwhile, public sector deposits with the banking sector decreased 0.2% to MOP247.9 billion. As a result, total deposits in the banking sector fell 1.6% from a month earlier to MOP1,159.5 billion. The shares of MOP, HKD, RMB and USD in total deposits were 19.0%, 48.1%, 4.6% and 25.9% respectively.


Domestic loans to the private sector dropped 1.5% from a month ago to MOP507.2 billion while external loans also fell 2.3% to MOP565.0 billion. As a result, total loans to the private sector went down by 1.9% from a month earlier to MOP1,072.2 billion. The shares of MOP, HKD, RMB and USD in total loans were 16.9%, 48.1%, 7.3% and 24.9% respectively.

Operating ratios

At end-July, the loan-to-deposit ratio for the resident sector dropped from 57.0% at end-June to 56.7%. Meanwhile, the ratio for both the resident and non-resident sectors fell from 92.8% to 92.5%. The one-month and three-month current assets to liabilities ratios stood at 53.7% and 50.7% respectively. Concurrently, the non-performing loan ratio stabilised at 0.3%.

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