Overdue loans denominated in lei (RON) of households and companies were standing at 5,017 billion lei in late October 2018, up 0.9pct on a monthly basis, while overdue forex loans increased by 1.53pct, to the equivalent of 3.175 billion lei, according to a report by the National Bank of Romania (BNR) released on Tuesday.
Total RON loans reached RON 163.76 billion in October (0.92pct more than in the previous month), of which 65.846 billion lei were taken out by corporations and 94.225 billion lei by households.
Forex loans totalled an equivalent of 88.980 billion lei in October 2018 (0.68 more than in September), out of which 47.189 billion lei were taken out by corporations and 38.157 billion by households.
Overdue loans reported for Bucharest City for end-October 2018 were standing at 1.77 billion lei and a RON equivalent of forex loans of 1.34 billion lei.
The total RON loans taken out in Bucharest amounted to 58.063 billion and RON plus the equivalent of 43.256 billion lei in forex loans.