International banking statistics at end-June 2015

October 2015

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) today released international banking statistics at end-June 2015.

  • Between end-March and end-June 2015, cross-border bank lending contracted significantly for the first time since late 2013. The $910 billion quarter-on-quarter decline more than offset the $781 billion expansion observed in the first quarter of the year.

  • Cross-border claims on advanced economies fell by $918 billion between end-March and end-June 2015. By contrast, claims on emerging market economies increased by $45 billion.

  • Cross-border claims on China rose by $36 billion during the second quarter of 2015. Despite this moderate quarterly increase, international bank lending to China lost significant momentum in the past few quarters and contracted by 3% in the year to end-June 2015.

Developments in the latest international banking statistics are summarised in the Statistical release, together with charts showing historical data. Additional data are available on the BIS website, where they can be viewed as tables in PDF, browsed in the BIS Statistics Explorer, or searched in the BIS Statistics Warehouse.

Data are subject to change. Revised data will be released concurrently with the forthcoming BIS Quarterly Review on 6 December 2015. The international banking statistics at end-September 2015 will be released no later than 22 January 2016.

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