The value of loans in Brazil increased 0.3 percent over a month earlier to BRL 3,596 million in May 2020, following a flat reading in the previous month. Lending to companies rose 0.7 percent to BRL 1,567 million (vs 1.3 percent in March); and lending to households was unchanged at BRL 2,029 (vs -1 percent in March). Year-on-year, bank loans grew 9.3 percent, easing from a 9.6 percent gain in the prior month.

Loan Growth in Brazil averaged 0.99 percent from 2007 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 3.70 percent in September of 2008 and a record low of -1 percent in January of 2017. This page provides the latest reported value for - Brazil Loan Growth - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Brazil Loan Growth - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020.

Loan Growth in Brazil is expected to be 0.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Loan Growth in Brazil to stand at 0.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil Loan Growth is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Brazil Loan Growth

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 0.00 3.70 -1.00 2007 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-03-27 12:30 PM Feb 0.6% -0.3% 0.6%
2020-04-28 12:30 PM Mar 2.9% 0.6% 0.3%
2020-05-28 01:00 PM Apr 0% 2.8% 1.6%
2020-06-26 12:30 PM May 0.3% 0% 0.2%
2020-07-29 12:30 PM Jun 0.3% 0.3%
2020-08-28 12:30 PM Jul
2020-09-28 12:30 PM Aug
2020-10-26 12:30 PM Sep 0.6%


News Stream
Brazil Bank Lending Rises 0.3% MoM in May
The value of loans in Brazil increased 0.3 percent over a month earlier to BRL 3,596 million in May 2020, following a flat reading in the previous month. Lending to companies rose 0.7 percent to BRL 1,567 million (vs 1.3 percent in March); and lending to households was unchanged at BRL 2,029 (vs -1 percent in March). Year-on-year, bank loans grew 9.3 percent, easing from a 9.6 percent gain in the prior month.
2020-06-26
Brazil Bank Loan Growth Stalls in April
The value of loans in Brazil stood at BRL 3,587 million in April of 2020, following a downwardly revised 2.8 percent rise in the previous month. The increase in lending to companies (1.2 percent) was partly offset by the decrease in that to households (-0.9 percent). Year-on-year, bank loans grew 9.6 percent, the same pace as in the previous month.
2020-05-28
Brazil Bank Lending Rises the Most in Over 11 Years
The value of loans in Brazil increased 2.9 percent over a month earlier to BRL 3,587 million in March 2020, following a 0.6 percent gain in the previous month. It was the largest rise in loans since September 2008, as lending to companies jumped 6.4 percent to BRL 1,5436 million vs (0.7 percent in February); and lending to households went up 0.3 percent to BRL 2,051 million (vs 0.6 percent in February). Year-on-year, bank loans grew 9.6 percent, after a 7.4 percent increase in the prior month.
2020-04-28
Brazil Bank Lending Rebounds in February
The value of loans in Brazil rose 0.6 percent over a month earlier to BRL 3,491 million in February 2020, rebounding from a downwardly revised 0.3 percent fall in the previous month. Loans to companies went up 0.7 percent to BRL 1,444 million vs (-1.8 percent in January); and lending to households advanced 0.6 percent to BRL 2,048 million (vs 0.8 percent in January). Year-on-year, bank loans grew 7.5 percent, faster than a 7.2 percent rise in the prior month.
2020-03-27

Brazil Loan Growth
Loan Growth in Brazil refers to the monthly change in total credit outstanding, including public and private lending.