Bank deposits in the national currency in Ukraine in September grew by 3.1%, to UAH 571.8 billion ($23.1 billion), while deposits in foreign currency shrank by 0.2%, to $15.4 billion in the equivalent.
Since the beginning of 2019, bank deposits in hryvnias have increased by 5.9%, while those in foreign currency have grown by 15.6%, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) website.
The balance of hryvnia loans in September expanded by 0.03%, whereas it grew by 0.7% in the nine months of 2019, to UAH 615.1 billion ($24.9 billion), the regulator said.
The balance of foreign currency loans decreased by 1.2% in September, and it was 6.9% down from January 1, 2019, to $15.4 billion in the equivalent. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)