Bank deposits in the national currency in Ukraine in March fell by 1%, to UAH 539.4 billion ($20.2 billion), while deposits in foreign currency shrank by 0.7%, to $13.4 billion in the U.S. dollar equivalent.
From year-start, bank deposits in hryvnias have decreased by 0.1%, while those in foreign currency grew by 0.2%, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) website.
The balance of hryvnia loans in March rose by 0.9%, whereas it fell in the same range within the three months of 2019, to UAH 605.5 billion ($22.7 billion), the regulator said.
The balance of foreign currency loans grew by 1.5% in March, but it was 1.7% down from January 1, to $16.3 billion in the U.S. dollar equivalent. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)