Chart, deposits at commercial banks : Bangkok and other provinces

As promised, here is the chart about deposits in commercial banks, for the whole country, Bangkok and Other provinces, from january 2006 to april 2008, % of growth year-on-year.

Deposits = current + saving + time deposits.

How to read ? In april, total deposit increased by 2,6 % compare to april 2007.

(Source BOT, table FI_CB_011_S2).

To my regular readers… you’d probably noticed that this chart is different from this one (regarding the split between Bangkok and Other provinces), even though they’re supposed to be identitical…

No, it’s not my mistake. As you may know, the BOT has totally revamped its website in may... and many of its statistical tables too !

So don’t ask me why for this table they’ve changed the perimeter of “Bangkok” and “Other Provinces”… I’ve got no idea.

It makes the reading different. On the first version, upcountry was suffering… On the new one, they are okay. It’s Bangkok that is sluggish (with negative growth since december).

However, the total remains the same : 2007 was sluggish… And since january 2008, it starts to increase again, but thanks to Other provinces.

That would make sense with the strong increase of farmers incomes and the “boost” policy from the government (a spending spree…).

2 Responses to “Chart, deposits at commercial banks : Bangkok and other provinces”

  1. 1 Gloomy Observer 22 June 2008 at 4:15 am

    Have you seen the unintentionally hilarious statement from a deputy BoT governor in the Nation online today? Gibberish, or mad, or both!

  2. 2 thaicrisis 22 June 2008 at 6:28 am

    The one who is concerned by inflation, and meanwhile urges the government to… spend all its budget quickly, in order to boost GDP ?

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