Total deposits in banks, excluding the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), increased by EGP 29.3bn in October 2015, to EGP 1.872tn compared to EGP 1.843tn by the end of September of the same year, according to a report issued by the CBE last week.
The CBE reported that government deposits represented nearly 15.8% of total deposits in the banking sector, at EGP 297.62bn in October, including EGP 207.4bn in the local currency and EGP 90.220bn in foreign currencies.
Non-governmental deposits amounted to EGP 1.575tn by the end of October, including 1.289tn in the local currency and EGP 285.857bn in the foreign currency.
Total deposits in banks increased by 21.12% in October, whereby deposits in the local currency increased by 22.4%, while deposits in the foreign currency increased by 18.3%.
The household sector acquired nearly 75% of total deposits in banks, with total deposits in October reaching EGP 1.17tn, including about EGP 992.19bn in local currency and EGP 177.27bn in foreign currencies.
The household sector acquired about 77.6% of the total deposits in local currency and about EGP 63.2% of deposits in foreign currencies.
In another indicator of the banks’ performance in October, CBE revealed that loans provided to banks’ clients increased to EGP 778.09bn compared to EGP 767.29bn by the end of September, an increase of EGP 10.8bn.
Total government loans registered EGP 102.449bn, including EGP 40.78bn in the local currency and EGP 61.66bn in foreign currencies. Total non-government loans were nearly EGP 675.64bn by the end of October, including EGP 479.04bn in the local currency and EGP 196.6 in foreign currencies. The private sector acquired about 75.8% of the total loans provided by banks to clients in October, according to the CBE.
In the same context, the CBE revealed that banks’ investments in securities increased to EGP 1.051tn compared to EGP 1.036tn in September, with an increase of EGP 15.8bn.
Banks’ investments in treasury bills registered EGP 561.45bn by the end of October compared to EGP 554.452bn by the end of September, with an increase estimated at EGP 7bn.
Public sector banks acquired about 35.4% of various sectors’ total investments in treasury bills, where investments amounted to EGP 199.183bn by the end of October compared to EGP 197.33bn by the end of September, according to the CBE.
Private banks acquired nearly 33.4% of total investments in treasury bills, whereby investments amounted to 187.79bn by the end of October, compared to EGP 188.81bn by the end of September. Treasury bills investments of foreign banks working in the local market reached EGP 27.738bn by the end of October.
The CBE also revealed that the aggregate financial position of banks increased by EGP 53.7bn by the end of October to EGP 2.459tn, compared to EGP 2.405tn by the end of September.
Banks supported their capital with nearly EGP 178m in October to EGP 93.78bn compared to EGP 93.6bn by the end of September. Banks also supported their allocations in October with nearly EGP 982m to EGP 67.87bn compared to EGP 66.89bn by the end of September.