The annual growth of the broad monetary aggregate M3 decreased to 0.8% in April from 1% in March. M3 was forecast to grow by 1.1%.
The average M3 annual growth during February to April slowed to 1% from 1.1% in January to March.
Data showed that loans to the private sector fell 1.8%, compared to March's decrease of 2.2%. At the same time, loans to households remained flat after easing 0.1%.
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