According to statistics released today by the Monetary Authority of Macao, broad money supply rebounded in April. As total deposits increased at a faster pace than total loans, the overall loan-to-deposit ratio of the banking sector dropped from a month earlier. Money supply Currency in circulation grew 0.6% whereas demand deposits dropped 0.7%. M1 thus decreased 0.4% from one month earlier. Concurrently, quasi-monetary liabilities rose 3.6%. The sum of these two items, i.e. M2, increased 3.1% to MOP492.5 billion. On an annual basis, M1 and M2 rose 7.1% and 5.9% respectively. The share of Pataca (MOP) in M2 stood at 26.8%, down 0.7 percentage points from a month ago but up 2.5 percentage points from a year earlier. The share of Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) in M2 was 51.2%, up 1.4 percentage points month-to-month or 2.0 percentage points year-on-year. The share of Chinese Yuan (CNY) was 11.6%, down 0.3 percentage points month-to-month or 5.2 percentage points year-on-year. The share of United States Dollar (USD) was 8.1%, down 0.4 percentage points month-to-month but up 0.6 percentage points year-on-year. Deposits Resident deposits increased 3.2% from the preceding month to MOP481.0 billion. Of which, MOP, HKD, CNY and other foreign currency deposits increased at respective rates of 0.6%, 6.0%, 0.4% and 4.4% while USD deposits decreased 1.8%. Non-resident deposits grew 0.8% to MOP238.4 billion. Public sector deposits with the banking sector increased 8.4% to MOP123.0 billion. As a result, total deposits with the banking sector rose 3.2% from a month earlier to MOP842.4 billion. The shares of MOP, HKD, CNY and USD in total deposits were 19.2%, 41.9%, 13.2% and 21.2% respectively. Loans Domestic loans to the private sector increased 1.7% from a month ago to MOP360.1 billion. Among which, MOP96.3 billion was MOP-denominated, MOP238.8 billion was denominated in HKD, MOP2.6 billion was denominated in CNY and MOP20.7 billion was denominated in USD, representing 26.8%, 66.3%, 0.7% and 5.7% of the total respectively. On the other hand, external loans grew 1.2% to MOP358.7 billion; of which, loans denominated in MOP, HKD, CNY and USD accounted for 1.4% (MOP5.2 billion), 21.7% (MOP77.8 billion), 17.9% (MOP64.3 billion) and 53.1% (MOP190.3 billion) respectively. Loan-to-deposit ratios The loan-to-deposit ratio for the resident sector at end-April dropped 1.5 percentage points from the previous month to 59.6%. The ratio for both the resident and non-resident sectors also declined 1.5 percentage points to 85.3%.