Preliminary international banking statistics at end-June 2013

21 October 2013
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The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) released today international banking statistics at end-June 2013.

The latest international banking statistics show further declines in banks' cross-border claims on borrowers in advanced economies. The second quarter of 2013 saw the first substantial reduction in cross-border claims on non-bank borrowers, including non-bank financial institutions and governments, since end-2011. Cross-border claims on banks and related offices also contracted, continuing the trend evident since late 2011. As in previous quarters, most of this contraction was due to claims on banking offices in Europe.

In emerging markets, developments were mixed. In the second quarter of 2013 banks' cross-border claims increased vis-à-vis China, Thailand, Chinese Taipei and Turkey, among others, but fell vis-à-vis Brazil, Russia, Mexico and India.

Developments in the latest international banking statistics are highlighted in the Statistical release. Data are available on the BIS website, via the BIS WebStats query tool, or in a single PDF in detailed annex tables. Revised data and an analysis of recent trends will be released in conjunction with the forthcoming BIS Quarterly Review on 8 December 2013. Data at end-September 2013 will be released no later than 23 January 2014.

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