The volume of new loans in Moldova in January 2021 amounted to 2 billion 113.6 million lei, which is 5.5% less than in January 2020.
According to the National Bank of Moldova, the share of loans issued in national currency amounted to 65.9% of the total amount, in foreign currency - 30.8%, and loans pegged to the foreign exchange rate - 3.3%. The volume of new loans in national currency amounted to 1 billion 392.8 million lei, having decreased by 40.9% compared to the previous month, and also having decreased by 9% compared to January 2020. The volume of new loans issued in foreign currency recalculated in MDL amounted to 650.3 million lei, which is 25.5% less than in the previous month, and 2.6% less than in January 2020. The volume of issued loans pegged to the foreign exchange rate amounted to 70.5 million lei, having decreased by 25.8% compared to the previous month, and compared to January 2020, the indicator increased by 78.3%. As far as the terms of loans issued are concerned, the most demanded were loans for a period of 2 to 5 years (56.4% of total loans), where loans to legal entities accounted for the bulk of 38.6% of the total provided loans. Loans in national currency were mainly loans issued to legal entities (52.6% share); while the share of loans to non-financial commercial companies amounted to 48.6% of the total (55.5% of them were issued for trade). Loans in foreign currency were demanded mainly by non-financial commercial companies (98.5% share), while the largest share (60.2%) accounted for the trade sector. // 23.02.2021 - InfoMarket.