BEIJING, 30th March, 2023 (WAM) — The value of net external assets of China’s banking sector stood at US$166.5 billion by the end of 2022, after data new data released on Thursday showed that its external financial assets and external liabilities settled at US$1.519 trillion and US$1.352 trillion respectively.
Xinhua News Agency quoted the State Administration of Foreign Exchange as saying that, in terms of external financial assets, deposits and loans reached US$988.3 billion, accounting for 65 percent of the total, and bonds stood at US$330.4 billion, accounting for 22 percent of the total.
In terms of currencies, RMB assets were US$294.4 billion, accounting for 19 percent, while U.S. dollar assets stood at US$938.4 billion, accounting for 62 percent.
In the case of external liabilities, deposit and loan liabilities were US$760.6 billion, accounting for 56 percent, and bond liabilities amounted to US$230.7 billion, accounting for 17 percent of the external liabilities.
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