Loans to households in the Euro Area 3 percent from a year earlier to EUR 6.277 trillion in June of 2020, the same pace as in the previous month. That was the smallest rise in household lending since July 2018. Meanwhile, credit to companies went up 7.1 percent to EUR 4.829 trillion, easing from a 7.3 percent in May. Private sector credit growth including households and non-financial corporations advanced 4.8 percent in June, compared with 5.3 percent in May.

Loan Growth in the Euro Area averaged 3.61 percent from 2004 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 9.90 percent in March of 2006 and a record low of -0.40 percent in November of 2013. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Private Credit Growth - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Household Credit Growth - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2020. source: European Central Bank

Loan Growth in Euro Area is expected to be 0.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Loan Growth in Euro Area to stand at 1.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Euro Area Household Credit Growth is projected to trend around 0.70 percent in 2021 and 1.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Euro Area Household Credit Growth

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.00 3.00 9.90 -0.40 2004 - 2020 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-04-29 08:00 AM Mar 3.4% 3.7% 3.6% 3%
2020-05-29 08:00 AM Apr 3% 3.4% 3.8%
2020-06-26 08:00 AM May 3% 3% 3.2% 3.1%
2020-07-27 08:00 AM Jun 3% 3% 2.3%
2020-08-27 08:00 AM Jul 3%
2020-09-25 08:00 AM Aug
2020-10-27 09:00 AM Sep 0.5%
2020-11-26 09:00 AM Oct


News Stream
Lending to EA Households Rises the Least Since 2018
Loans to households in the Euro Area 3 percent from a year earlier to EUR 6.277 trillion in June of 2020, the same pace as in the previous month. That was the smallest rise in household lending since July 2018. Meanwhile, credit to companies went up 7.1 percent to EUR 4.829 trillion, easing from a 7.3 percent in May. Private sector credit growth including households and non-financial corporations advanced 4.8 percent in June, compared with 5.3 percent in May.
2020-07-27
Lending to EA Households Rises the Least in 2 Years
Loans to households in the Euro Area rose 3 percent from a year earlier to EUR 6.27 trillion in May 2020, the same pace as in the previous month. That was the smallest rise in household lending since July 2018. Meanwhile, credit to companies went up 7.3 percent to EUR 4.82 trilllion, the most since February 2009, as firms rushed for funding amid the coronavirus crisis. Private sector credit growth including households and non-financial corporations advanced 5.3 percent in May, compared with 4.9 percent in April.
2020-06-26
Eurozone Household Lending Rises the Least in 2 Years
Loans to households in the Euro Area rose 3 percent from a year earlier to EUR 6.25 trillion in April 2020, slowing from a 3.4 percent increase in the previous month. That was the smallest rise in household lending since July 2018. Meanwhile, credit to companies went up 6.6 percent to EUR 4.77 trillion, the most since March 2009, as firms rushed for funding amid the coronavirus crisis. Private sector credit growth including households and non-financial corporations advanced 4.9 percent, compared with a 5 percent rise in March.
2020-05-29
Lending to Eurozone Households Slows in March
Loans to households in the Euro Area increased 3.4 percent from a year earlier to EUR 6.25 trillion in March 2020, easing from a 3.7 percent rise in the previous month and missing market expectations of a 3.6 percent advance. Meantime, credit to companies jumped 5.4 percent to EUR 4.70 trillion, the most since 2009, as firms rushed for emergency funding amid the coronavirus pandemic. Private sector credit growth including households and non-financial corporations increased 5.0 percent in March, compared with 3.7 percent in February.
2020-04-29

Euro Area Household Credit Growth
In the Euro Area, loan growth refers to year over year change in loans to households adjusted for sales and securitisation.