Commercial bank deposits in Croatia have continued to increase, reaching HRK 245.1 billion at the end of July 2015, which was an increase of 2% compared with July 2014, analysts at Raiffeisenbank Austria (RBA) said on Friday.
The total deposits, including deposit money and fixed-term kuna and foreign-currency deposits, increased by HRK 4.7 billion compared with July 2014. Compared with June 2015, they grew by HRK 827.9 million or 0.3%, and compared with the end of 2014, they rose by HRK 795.5 million or 0.3%.
The analysts said that the annual and monthly increases were due to a rise in savings and time deposits, which had grown by HRK 856.7 million or 0.4% since July 2014 to reach HRK 198.2 billion at the end of July 2015.
Domestic-currency deposits totalled HRK 34.05 billion, which was a decrease of HRK 1.03 billion or 2.9%, while foreign-currency deposits exceeded HRK 164 billion, increasing by 0.9% or HRK 1.4 billion.
Household deposits, which accounted for 83.8% of all deposits, reached HRK 166.1 billion, going up by 0.2% or HRK 277.4 million compared with July 2014, while corporate deposits increased by 1.3% or 301 million to HRK 24 billion.