CBB Monthly Statistical Bulletin February 2020

Manama, Bahrain, 7 April 2020 – The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) monthly statistical bulletin for February 2020 indicated an overall improvement in monetary and banking indicators compared to the same period-end of last year. Money supply (M3) increased significantly, reaching BD13,8 billion as at end of February 2020, compared to BD12,9 billion as at the same period-end last year, an increase of 7.0%. In addition, total outstanding balance of public debt instruments which includes Development Bonds, Treasury Bills, Islamic Leasing securities and Al Salam Islamic securities increased at the end of February 2020 to BD12,0 billion, compared to BD11,5 billion in February 2019.

The data also indicated an increase in the total balance sheet of the banking system from USD 198.4 billion at the end of February 2019 to USD 208.2 billion at the end of February 2020, a significant increase of BD9.8 billion, or 4.9%, in the 12-month period.

The balance sheet of retail banks increased by BD2.3billion, or 6.9%, reaching a total of BD35.6 billion at the end of February 2020 compared to BD33.3 billion as at end of February 2019. The data also shows an increase in local non-bank deposits which amounted to BD 13.2 billion at the end of February 2020 compared to BD12.4 billion at the end of February 2019, an increase of 6.5%.

The total value of outstanding loans and credit facilities provided by retail banks amounted to BD9,8 billion at end of February 2020 compared to BD 9,6 billion at the end of February 2019, an increase of 2.1%. This amount includes loans and facilities provided to the personal sector amounting to BD4,4 billion at the end of February 2020 compared to BD4,2 billion at the end of the same period last year.

The data indicates that credit card and debit card transactions across Point of Sales (POS) terminals amounted to BD205.7 million in February 2020 compared to BD168.8 million in February 2019; marking a significant increase of BD36.9 million or 21.8%.

CBB Monthly Statistical Bulletin January 2020

Manama, Bahrain, 15th March 2020 – The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) published its monthly statistical bulletin for January 2020 which indicated an increase in Money supply (M3) that reached BD 14,029.3 million as at the end of January 2020, compared to BD 12,704.0 million as at the same period-end last year, an increase of 10.4%. In addition, the total outstanding balance of public debt instruments which includes Development Bonds, Treasury Bills, Islamic Leasing securities and Al Salam Islamic securities stood at BD 12,045.4 million at the end of January 2020, an increase of 5.1% compared to its level of BD 11,457.0 million in January 2019.

The data also indicated an increase in the total balance sheet of the banking system from USD 194.1 billion at the end of January 2019 to USD 205.2 billion at the end of January 2020, an increase of USD 11.1 billion, or 5.7%, in the 12-month period.

The total value of outstanding loans and credit facilities provided by retail banks amounted to BD 9,674.6 million at end of January 2020 compared to BD 9,523.5 million at the end of January 2019, an increase of 1.6%. This amount includes loans and facilities provided to the business sector amounting to BD 5,103.4 million at the end of January 2020 compared to BD 5,064.9 million at the end of the same period last year, an increase of 0.8%.

The data shows that credit card and debit card transactions across Point of Sales (POS) terminals amounted to BD 225.4 million in January 2020 compared to BD 181.7 million in January 2019; marking an increase of BD 43.7 million or 24.1%.

The balance sheet of retail banks increased by BD 2.2 billion, or 6.7%, reaching a total of BD 35.1 billion at the end of January 2020 compared to BD 32.9 billion as at end of January 2019. The data also shows an increase in local non-bank deposits which amounted to BD 13.5 billion at the end of January 2020 compared to BD 12.2 billion at the end of January 2019, an increase of 10.7%.

CBB Monthly Statistical Bulletin November 2019

Manama, Bahrain, 19th January 2020 – The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) published its monthly statistical bulletin for November 2019 which indicated an increase in Money supply (M3) that reached BD 13,634.1 million as at the end of November 2019, compared to BD 12,504.3 million as at the same period-end last year, an increase of 9.0%. In addition, the total outstanding balance of public debt instruments which includes Development Bonds, Treasury Bills, Islamic Leasing securities and Al Salam Islamic securities stood at BD 12,045.4 million at the end of November 2019, an increase of 5.1% compared to its level of BD 11,457.0 million in November 2018.

 

The data also indicated an increase in the total balance sheet of the banking system from USD 192.1 billion at the end of November 2018 to USD 205.6 billion at the end of November 2019, an increase of USD 13.5 billion, or 7.0%, in the 12-month period.

 

The total value of outstanding loans and credit facilities provided by retail banks amounted to BD 9,782.8 million at end of November 2019 compared to BD 9,440.0 million at the end of November 2018, an increase of 3.6%. This amount includes loans and facilities provided to the business sector amounting to BD 5,166.9 million at the end of November 2019 compared to BD 5,052.1 million at the end of the same period last year, an increase of 2.3%.

 

The data shows that credit card and debit card transactions across Point of Sales (POS) terminals amounted to BD 217.4 million in November 2019 compared to BD 193.2 million in November 2018; marking an increase of BD 24.2 million or 12.5%.

 

The balance sheet of retail banks increased by BD 3.0 billion, or 9.3%, reaching a total of BD 35.4 billion at the end of November 2019 compared to BD 32.4 billion as at end of November 2018. The data also shows an increase in local non-bank deposits which amounted to BD 13.1 billion at the end of November 2019 compared to BD 12.0 billion at the end of November 2018, an increase of 9.2%.

CBB Monthly Statistical Bulletin October 2019

Manama, Bahrain, 28th November 2019 – The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) published its monthly statistical bulletin for October 2019 which indicated an increase in Money supply (M3) that reached BD 13,631.3 million as at the end of October 2019, compared to BD 12,389.2 million as at the same period-end last year, an increase of 10.0%. In addition, the total outstanding balance of public debt instruments which includes Development Bonds, Treasury Bills, Islamic Leasing securities and Al Salam Islamic securities stood at BD 12,045.4 million at the end of October 2019, an increase of 2.6% compared to its level of BD 11,739.0 million in October 2018.

The data also indicated an increase in the total balance sheet of the banking system from USD 191.6 billion at the end of October 2018 to USD 203.7 billion at the end of October 2019, an increase of USD 12.1 billion, or 6.3%, in the 12-month period.

The total value of outstanding loans and credit facilities provided by retail banks amounted to BD 9,794.9 million at end of October 2019 compared to BD 9,376.8 million at the end of October 2018, an increase of 4.5%. This amount includes loans and facilities provided to the business sector amounting to BD 5,194.2 million at the end of October 2019 compared to BD 5,022.8 million at the end of the same period last year, an increase of 3.4%.

The data shows that credit card and debit card transactions across Point of Sales (POS) terminals amounted to BD 206.8 million in October 2019 compared to BD 186.2 million in October 2018; marking an increase of BD 20.6 million or 11.1%.

The balance sheet of retail banks increased by BD 2.6 billion, or 8.1%, reaching a total of BD 34.8 billion at the end of October 2019 compared to BD 32.2 billion as at end of October 2018. The data also shows an increase in local non-bank deposits which amounted to BD 13.1 billion at the end of October 2019 compared to BD 11.9 billion at the end of October 2018, an increase of 10.1%.

 

CBB Monthly Statistical Bulletin September 2019

Manama, Bahrain, 29 October 2019 – The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) published its monthly statistical bulletin for September 2019 which indicated an increase in Money supply (M3) that reached BD 13,461.2 million as at the end of September 2019, compared to BD 12,414.5 million as at the same period-end last year, an increase of 8.4%. In addition, the total outstanding balance of public debt instruments which includes Development Bonds, Treasury Bills, Islamic Leasing securities and Al Salam Islamic securities was BD 12,045.4 million at the end of September 2019, an increase of 2.6% compared to its level of BD 11,739.0 million in September 2018.

The data also indicated an increase in the total balance sheet of the banking system from USD 192.7 billion at the end of September 2018 to USD 202.2 billion at the end of September 2019, an increase of USD 9.5 billion, or 4.9%, in the 12-month period.

The total value of outstanding loans and credit facilities provided by retail banks amounted to BD 9,783.7 million at end of September 2019 compared to BD 9,267.8 million at the end of September 2018, an increase of 5.6%. This amount includes loans and facilities provided to the business sector amounting to BD 5,170.4 million at the end of September 2019 compared to BD 4,943.2 million at the end of the same period last year, an increase of 4.6%.

The balance sheet of retail banks increased by BD 2.5 billion, or 7.8%, reaching a total of BD 34.7 billion at the end of September 2019 compared to BD 32.2 billion as at end of September 2018. The data also shows an increase in local non-bank deposits which amounted to BD 12.9 billion at the end of September 2019 compared to BD11.9 billion at the end of September 2018, an increase of 8.4%.

The data shows that credit card and debit card transactions across Point of Sales (POS) terminals amounted to BD 194.0 million in September 2019 compared to BD 175.7 million in September 2018; marking an increase of BD18.3 million or 10.4%.

CBB Monthly Statistical Bulletin August 2019

Manama, Bahrain, 9th October 2019 – The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) issued/published its monthly statistical bulletin for August 2019 which indicated an increase in Money supply (M3) that reached BD 13,531.5 million as at the end of August 2019, compared to BD 12,304.4 million as at the same period-end last year, an increase of 10.0%. In addition, the total outstanding balance of public debt instruments which includes Development Bonds, Treasury Bills, Islamic Leasing securities and Al Salam Islamic securities remained at BD 11,293.4 million at the end of August 2019, a drop of 2.2% compared to its level of BD 11,551.0 million in August 2018.

The data also indicated an increase in the total balance sheet of the banking system from USD 192.3 billion at the end of August 2018 to USD 200.6 billion at the end of August 2019, an increase of USD 8.3 billion, or 4.3%, in the 12-month period.

The total value of outstanding loans and credit facilities provided by retail banks amounted to BD 9,829.8 million at end of August 2019 compared to BD 9,196.0 million at the end of August 2018, an increase of 6.9%. This amount includes loans and facilities provided to the business sector amounting to BD 5,205.0 million at the end of August 2019 compared to BD 4,940.1 million at the end of the same period last year, an increase of 5.4%.

The data shows that credit card and debit card transactions across Point of Sales (POS) terminals amounted to BD 198.3 million in August 2019 compared to BD 182.6 million in August 2018; marking an increase of BD15.7 million or 8.6%.

The balance sheet of retail banks increased by BD2.9 billion, or 9.1%, reaching a total of BD 34.8 billion at the end of August 2019 compared to BD 31.9 billion as at end of August 2018. The data also shows an increase in local non-bank deposits which amounted to BD 13.0 billion at the end of August 2019 compared to BD11.8 billion at the end of August 2018, an increase of 10.2%.

CBB Monthly Statistical Bulletin July 2019

Manama, Bahrain, 8th September 2019 – The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) monthly statistical bulletin for July 2019 indicated an overall improvement in monetary and banking indicators. Money supply (M3) increased significantly, reaching BD13,363.3 million as at end of July 2019, compared to BD12,314.1 million as at the same period-end last year, an increase of 8.5%. In addition, the total outstanding balance of public debt instruments which includes Development Bonds, Treasury Bills, Islamic Leasing securities and Al Salam Islamic securities dropped at the end of July 2019 to BD11,293.4 million, compared to BD11,501.0 million in July 2018.

The data also indicated an increase in the total balance sheet of the banking system from BD 190.8 billion at the end of July 2018 to BD200.8 billion at the end of July 2019, a significant increase of BD10.0 billion, or 5.2%, in the 12-month period.

The total value of outstanding loans and credit facilities provided by retail banks amounted to BD9,816.6 million at end of July 2019 compared to BD 9,203.2 million at the end of July 2018, an increase of 6.7%. This amount includes loans and facilities provided to the business sector amounting to BD5,172.5 million at the end of July 2019 compared to BD4,912 .9 million at the end of the same period last year.

The data indicates that credit card and debit card transactions across Point of Sales (POS) terminals amounted to BD224.6 million in July 2019 compared to BD185.6 million in July 2018; marking a significant increase of BD39.0 million or 21.0%.

The balance sheet of retail banks increased by BD2.8 billion, or 8.8%, reaching a total of BD34.7 billion at the end of July 2019 compared to BD31.9 billion as at end of July 2018. The data also shows an increase in local non-bank deposits which amounted to BD 12.8 billion at the end of July 2019 compared to BD11.8 billion at the end of July 2018, an increase of 8.5%.

CBB Monthly Statistical Bulletin June 2019

Manama, Bahrain, 30 July 2019 – The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) monthly statistical bulletin for June 2019 indicated an overall improvement in monetary and banking indicators. Money supply (M3) increased significantly, reaching BD13,546.2 million as at end of June 2019, compared to BD12,402.3 million as at the same period-end last year, an increase of 9.2%. In addition, total outstanding balance of public debt instruments which includes Development Bonds, Treasury Bills, Islamic Leasing securities and Al Salam Islamic securities dropped at the end of June 2019 to BD11,293.4 million, compared to BD11,501.0 million in June 2018. The total outstanding balance of public debt instruments as a percentage of the gross domestic product (GDP) remained stable at 79.3% as at the end of the second quarter of 2019, compared to 80.8% as at the end of the second quarter of 2018.

The data also indicated an increase in the total balance sheet of the banking system from BD 188.2 billion at the end of June 2018 to BD203.4 billion at the end of June 2019, a significant increase of BD15.2 billion, or 8.1%, in the 12-month period.

The total value of outstanding loans and credit facilities provided by retail banks amounted to BD9,887.3 million at end of June 2019 compared to BD 9,202.3 million at the end of June 2018, an increase of 7.4%. This amount includes loans and facilities provided to the business sector amounting to BD5,241.8 million at the end of June 2019 compared to BD4,911.8 million at the end of the same period last year.

The data indicates that credit card and debit card transactions across Point of Sales (POS) terminals amounted to BD203.5 million in June 2019 compared to BD171.7 million in June 2018; marking a significant increase of BD31.8 million or 18.5%.

The balance sheet of retail banks increased by BD2.4 billion, or 7.5%, reaching a total of BD34.5 billion at the end of June 2019 compared to BD32.1 billion as at end of June 2018. The data also shows an increase in local non-bank deposits which amounted to BD 13.0 billion at the end of June 2019 compared to BD11.8 billion at the end of June 2018, an increase of 10.2%.

CBB Monthly Statistical Bulletin May 2019

Manama, Bahrain, 2 July 2019 – The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) monthly statistical bulletin for May 2019 indicated an overall improvement in monetary and banking indicators. Money supply (M3) increased significantly, reaching BD13.4 billion as at end of May 2019, compared to BD12.5 billion as at the same period-end last year, an increase of 7.2%. In addition, total outstanding balance of public debt instruments dropped at the end of May 2019 to BD11,293.4 million, compared to BD11,501 million in May 2018. The total outstanding balance of public debt instruments as a percentage of the gross domestic product (GDP) remained stable at 80.7% as at the end of the first quarter of 2019.

The data also indicated an increase in the total balance sheet of the banking system from BD190.1 billion at the end of May 2018 to BD202.3 billion at the end of May, a significant increase of BD12.2 billion in the 12-month period.

The total value of outstanding loans and credit facilities provided by retail banks amounted to BD9,789 million at end of May 2019 compared to BD9,120.8 million at the end of May 2018, an increase of 7.3%. This amount includes loans and facilities provided to the business sector amounting to BD5,176.7 million at the end of May 2019 compared to BD4,839.9 million at the end of the same period last year.

The data indicates that credit card and debit card transactions across Point of Sales (POS) terminals amounted to BD193.1 million in May 2019 compared to BD178.4 million in May 2018; marking a significant increase of BD14.7 million or 8.3%.

The balance sheet of retail banks increased by BD1.9 billion, or 5.7%, reaching a total of BD34.3 billion at the end of May 2019 compared to BD32.4 billion as at end of May 2018. The data also shows an increase in local non-bank deposits which amounted to BD12.9 billion at the end of May 2019 compared to BD11.9 billion at the end of May 2018, an increase of 8.4%.

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