Non-food bank credit grows at 6.8 per cent in September: RBI data

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October 29, 2021 6:56 PM

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Friday released Sectoral Deployment of Bank Credit – September 2021.

Credit growth to industry picked up to 2.5 per cent in September 2021 from 0.4 per cent in September 2020.Credit growth to industry picked up to 2.5 per cent in September 2021 from 0.4 per cent in September 2020.

Banks’ non-food credit growth accelerated to 6.8 per cent in September 2021 as against a rise of 5.1 per cent in the same period of last year, RBI data showed.
Loans to agriculture and allied activities registered a higher growth of 9.9 per cent in September 2021 as compared to 6.2 per cent in the year-ago period.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Friday released Sectoral Deployment of Bank Credit – September 2021.

Credit growth to industry picked up to 2.5 per cent in September 2021 from 0.4 per cent in September 2020.

Size-wise, credit to medium industries registered a robust growth of 49 per cent in September 2021 as compared to 17.5 per cent last year.

“Credit to micro and small industries accelerated to 9.7 per cent in September 2021 from a contraction of 0.1 per cent a year ago,” the data showed.
Advances to large industries continued to contract at one per cent in September 2021 as compared to a contraction of 0.2 per cent a year ago.

Credit growth to the services sector decelerated to 0.8 per cent in September 2021 from 9.2 per cent in September 2020, mainly due to contraction in loan growth to NBFCs, trade and commercial real estate, it said.

Personal loans registered an accelerated growth of 12.1 per cent in September 2021 as compared to 8.4 per cent a year ago, primarily due to faster credit growth in housing, vehicle loans, and loans against gold jewellery, it said.

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