Monetary and financial statistics – August 2019

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

Money supply

Currency in circulation and demand deposits rose 1.3% and 4.1% respectively. M1 thus increased 3.5% from one month earlier. On the other hand, quasi-monetary liabilities dropped 0.3%. The sum of these two items, i.e. M2, grew 0.2% to MOP663.6 billion. On an annual basis, M1 and M2 increased 6.7% and 6.8% respectively. The shares of pataca (MOP), Hong Kong dollar (HKD), renminbi (RMB) and United States dollar (USD) in M2 were 31.7%, 48.4%, 5.3% and 12.8% respectively.


Resident deposits went up by 0.2% from the preceding month to MOP647.1 billion whereas non-resident deposits dropped 4.4% to MOP253.5 billion. Meanwhile, public sector deposits with the banking sector decreased 1.9% to MOP243.6 billion. As a result, total deposits in the banking sector fell 1.3% from a month earlier to MOP1,144.1 billion. The shares of MOP, HKD, RMB and USD in total deposits were 19.2%, 47.9%, 4.5% and 26.0% respectively.


Domestic loans to the private sector rose 0.6% from a month ago to MOP510.3 billion whereas external loans fell 1.7% to MOP555.1 billion. As a result, total loans to the private sector went down by 0.6% from a month earlier to MOP1,065.5 billion. The shares of MOP, HKD, RMB and USD in total loans were 17.2%, 49.2%, 5.4% and 25.4% respectively.

Operating ratios

At end-August, the loan-to-deposit ratio for the resident sector grew from 56.7% at end-July to 57.3%. Meanwhile, the ratio for both the resident and non-resident sectors rose from 92.5% to 93.1%. The one-month and three-month current assets to liabilities ratios stood at 52.9% and 48.7% respectively. Concurrently, the non-performing loan ratio stabilised at 0.3%.

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