Commercial banks in Georgia loaned ₾44.77 billion ($17.3 bln) and received deposits of ₾43.09 billion ($16.7 bln) in April 2023, the latest data from the National Bank of Georgia shows.
The volume of loans decreased by 0.22 percent compared to the previous month, while the number of deposits also fell by 0.56 percent month-on-month.
Last month, the volume of term deposits increased by 2.18 percent, while on-demand deposits decreased by 2.31 percent, the NBG also said.
Loans taken out in the national currency amounted to ₾7.35 billion ($2.84 bln), while loans in foreign currencies constituted ₾12.06 billion ($4.67 bln).
In other figures, the total assets of Georgian commercial banks decreased by 1.66 percent, to ₾66.2 billion ($25.66 bln).
There were 15 commercial banks - 13 of them foreign-owned entities - operating in the country as of the end of April.