Private deposits at commercial banks up 2.8 per cent

MUSCAT: Private deposits at commercial banks in the Sultanate as at the end of December 2016 rose by 2.8 per cent to RO 12,201.4 million compared to RO 11,868.9 million in the corresponding period last year, according to a monthly statistical bulletin published by the Central Bank of Oman (CBO). The gross value for these deposits as of the end of December 2016 includes the time deposits that stood at RO 3,766.8 million, savings deposits of RO 4,480.7 million and demand deposits of RO 3,635.6 million. The bulletin pointed out that the total value for these deposits includes RO 11,274.1 million and RO 927,2 million in foreign currencies. As for the banking indicators for the commercial banks as at the end of December 2016, the bulletin said that the broad money and clearance to the deposits in riyals was 11.1 per cent.
The combined money and clearance to the gross deposits was 9.8 per cent. The total percentage of loans to the deposits was 107.9 per cent. The rate of foreign currency deposits to the total deposits was 11.7 per cent. The rate of foreign assets to the total loans was 14.1 per cent. The rate of foreign assets to the total assets was 8.2 per cent. The foreign liabilities to the total liabilities was 11.7 per cent. The on-demand deposits to the total private deposits rose by 29.5 per cent. The capital and reserves to the total deposits was 20.3 per cent. The rate of allocations and the retained interests to the total credit was 3.4 per cent. — ONA