ArmInfo. In the credit portfolio of Armenia's banking system, the currency component continues to dominate: by October 2017, 63.3% or 1.475 trillion AMD, with an annual growth of 9.7%, and only for Q III- by 0.8%. At the same time, the share of AMD loans is 36.7% or 856.6 billion AMD, with an annual growth of absolute value of 23.6%, with a quarterly decline of 0.2%.
According to Armenian Central Bank data provided by Armenian National Statistical Service to ArmInfo, the total volume of bank lending increased by October 2017 at 13.9% per annum, amounting to 2.495 trillion AMD with a quarterly growth of 0.9%. Without taking into account the prolonged and overdue loans, the credit investments of the Armenian banking system increased by 14.4% on an annual basis, and by 0.4% on quarterly basis, to 2.331 trillion AMD.
The share of prolonged and overdue loans by October 2017. respectively, 5.02% (against 4.8% a year earlier and 4.7% a quarter earlier) and 1.52% (against 2.1% a year earlier and 1.39% a quarter earlier). On an annual basis, the volume of overdue loans in Armenian banks decreased by 17.7%, with growth for the third quarter by 10.2%, making up to October 2017. 37.8 billion AMD, and prolonged increased by 18.3% for the year, and only for the third quarter - by 7.8% - to 125.3 billion AMD. Moreover, in prolonged loans, short-term loans dominate, while long-term loans are in overdue loans.
According to the statistical data, the average interest rate on AMD loans in September 2017 was formed at the level of 12.05% (against 17.25% a year earlier and 12.56% a quarter ago). (The calculated exchange rate of AMD to the dollar as of 30.09.17 was 478.41 AMD/ $ 1).