Bank Credit Update by RBI

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Data on sectoral deployment of bank credit collected on a monthly basis from select 46 scheduled commercial banks, accounting for about 95% of the total non-food credit deployed by all scheduled commercial banks, for the month of August 2015 are set out in Statements I and II.

These data are also available in the Real-Time Handbook of Statistics on the Indian Economy.

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Highlights of the data are given below:

  1. On a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis, non-food bank credit increased by 8.4 per cent in August 2015 as compared with the increase of 10.2 per cent in August 2014.
  2. Credit to agriculture and allied activities increased by 12.1 per cent in August 2015 as compared with the increase of 18.8 a year ago.
  3. Credit to industry increased by 5.0 per cent in August 2015 as compared with the increase of 7.8 per cent in August 2014.
  4. Deceleration in credit growth to industry was observed in all major sub-sectors barring basic metal, all engineering, chemical and chemical products and gems and jewellery.
  5. Credit to the services sector increased by 5.9 per cent in August 2015 as compared with the increase of 8.3 per cent in August 2014.
  6. Personal loans increased by 17.3 per cent in August 2015, up from the increase of 13.4 per cent in August 2014.

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