Monetary and financial statistics – April 2020

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

Money supply

Currency in circulation rose 1.4% month-to-month whereas demand deposits dropped 5.5%. M1 thus decreased 4.0% from one month earlier. On the other hand, quasi-monetary liabilities increased 1.0%. The sum of these two items, i.e. M2, rebounded 0.5% to MOP682.4 billion. On an annual basis, M1 dropped 7.1% whereas M2 grew 2.6%. The shares of pataca (MOP), Hong Kong dollar (HKD), renminbi (RMB) and United States dollar (USD) in M2 were 32.6%, 44.6%, 7.3% and 13.5% respectively.


Resident deposits went up by 0.4% from the preceding month to MOP664.3 billion while non-resident deposits also rose 5.2% to MOP281.3 billion. Meanwhile, public sector deposits with the banking sector increased 0.1% to MOP256.5 billion. As a result, total deposits in the banking sector rose 1.4% from a month earlier to MOP1,202.1 billion. The shares of MOP, HKD, RMB and USD in total deposits were 19.0%, 45.7%, 5.9% and 26.3% respectively.


Domestic loans to the private sector grew 1.6% from a month ago to MOP542.8 billion while external loans also rose 4.5% to MOP635.3 billion. As a result, total loans to the private sector went up by 3.2% from a month earlier to MOP1,178.1 billion. The shares of MOP, HKD, RMB and USD in total loans were 16.6%, 45.3%, 8.6% and 26.9% respectively.

Operating ratios

At end-April, the loan-to-deposit ratio for the resident sector rose from 58.2% at end-March to 58.9%. Meanwhile, the ratio for both the resident and non-resident sectors grew from 96.3% to 98.0%. The one-month and three-month current assets to liabilities ratios stood at 57.3% and 56.1% respectively. Concurrently, the non-performing loan ratio stabilised at 0.3%.

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