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Non-food credit growth slides to 7% in Dec 19 from 12.8% a year ago

All four categories - agriculture, industry, services and retail - segments showed deceleration in credit growth

Abhijit Lele 

Money

Reserve Bank of India on Friday said that pace of non-food credit expansion, on year-on-year basis, moderated sharply to seven per cent in December 2019 from 12.8 per cent in December 2018.

All four categories – agriculture, industry, services and retail – segments showed deceleration in

The Y-o-Y growth in credit to agriculture & allied was down to 5.3 per cent in December 2019 from 8.4 per cent in December 2018.

to industry decelerated to 1.6 per cent in December 2019 from 4.4 per cent in December 2018. Within industry, to segments like cement & cement products and ‘construction’ accelerated. However, credit to engineering and infrastructure, food processing decelerated/contracted, RBI said in a statement.

Credit growth to the services sector decelerated sharply to 6.2 per cent in December 2019 from 23.2 per cent in December 2018.

Growth of personal loans decelerated marginally to 15.9 per cent in December 2019 from 17 per cent in December 2018.

First Published: Fri, January 31 2020. 20:11 IST
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