The non-governmental credit in Romania raised 5.2% to 65.6 billion Romanian lei in March this year compared to the previous month, the National Bank – BNR announced on Friday. By the end of March 2006, nongovernmental credit rose 51.7% compared to the similar period of 2005.

The BNR data show the increase was due to a 92.8% boost of the Romanian leu component and a 24.8% rise of the foreign currency component in leu echivalent.

Among Romanians, credits in lei upped to 14.4 billion lei and credits in foreign currencies to 9.8 billion lei.

The net governmental credit reported a negative sold of -8.18 billion lei in March, compared to a negative sold of 8.10 billion in February.