Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Ceisteanna (137)

Michael McGrath

Ceist:

137. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Finance if the Central Bank gathers data on farm-related debt; the number and value of farm-related debts in the economy; the number and value in distress; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26311/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

The Statistics division of the Central Bank provides data on the outstanding stock of Credit Advanced to Irish Resident Private-Sector Enterprises by Irish banks relating to the Primary Industries sector, of which the main constituent is lending for Agriculture.

This information can be found in Table A.14.1 -Credit Advanced to Irish Resident Small and Medium Sized Enterprises on the Central Bank's website (link as follows).

The annual outstanding stock since 2016 is summarised below in Euro millions.

Lending for the purpose of:

2016

2017

2018

Primary Industries

3,898

3,909

3,990

of which: Agriculture

3,221

3,428

3,465

https://www.centralbank.ie/statistics/data-and-analysis/credit-and-banking-statistics/sme-large-enterprise-credit-and-deposits