BIS international banking statistics at end-June 2016

October 2016

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) today released international banking statistics for the quarter ending in June 2016.

  • International lending to advanced economies stagnated during the second quarter of 2016. While global cross-border claims rose by $464 billion between end-March and end-June 2016, intragroup activity accounted for most of the increase. On a consolidated basis, after excluding intragroup positions, banks' international claims were virtually unchanged.
  • In contrast to the overall trend, claims on emerging market economies increased by $110 billion in Q2 2016, the first substantial increase in a year. The increase was led by a $61 billion rise in claims on China. Cross-border lending to the Middle East and Latin America also rose, while lending to emerging Europe continued to decline..

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 11 December 2016. The international banking statistics at end-September 2016 will be released no later than 23 January 2017. 

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