According to statistics released today by the Monetary Authority of Macao, broad money supply retreated in February with a stable share of patacas. Meanwhile, resident deposits dropped from a month ago whereas loans to residents posted an increase.
Currency in circulation and demand deposits fell 3.4% and 10.9% respectively. M1 thus decreased 9.3% from one month earlier. Meanwhile, quasi-monetary liabilities dropped 0.5%. The sum of these two items, i.e. M2, fell 1.7% to MOP687.8 billion. On an annual basis, M1 and M2 increased 0.2% and 5.1% respectively. The shares of pataca (MOP), Hong Kong dollar (HKD), renminbi (RMB) and United States dollar (USD) in M2 were 31.7%, 46.3%, 6.7% and 13.6% respectively.
Resident deposits went down by 1.6% from the preceding month to MOP669.4 billion whereas non-resident deposits rose 9.8% to MOP264.3 billion. Meanwhile, public sector deposits with the banking sector increased 3.3% to MOP254.7 billion. As a result, total deposits in the banking sector grew 1.8% from a month earlier to MOP1,188.4 billion. The shares of MOP, HKD, RMB and USD in total deposits were 19.0%, 46.6%, 5.6% and 25.2% respectively.
Domestic loans to the private sector grew 1.2% from a month ago to MOP526.0 billion whereas external loans fell 0.8% to MOP566.2 billion. As a result, total loans to the private sector went up by 0.1% from a month earlier to MOP1,092.3 billion. The shares of MOP, HKD, RMB and USD in total loans were 17.4%, 48.5%, 5.1% and 26.2% respectively.
At end-February, the loan-to-deposit ratio for the resident sector rose from 56.1% at end-January to 56.9%. On the other hand, the ratio for both the resident and non-resident sectors fell from 93.4% to 91.9%. The one-month and three-month current assets to liabilities ratios stood at 55.3% and 52.0% respectively. Concurrently, the non-performing loan ratio stabilised at 0.3%.