Photo from UNIAN Bank deposits in the national currency in Ukraine in March 2019 fell by 1%, to UAH 539.4 billion (US$20.2 billion), while deposits in foreign currency shrank by 0.7%, to US$13.4 billion, in the U.S. dollar equivalent. From year-start, bank deposits in hryvnias decreased by 0.1%, while those in foreign currency grew by 0.2%, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) website. The balance of hryvnia loans in March rose by 0.9%, whereas it fell in the same range within the three months of 2019, to UAH 605.5 billion ($22.7 billion), the regulator said. Read alsoUkraine gets record US$14 bln in remittances in 2018 – World Bank The balance of foreign currency loans grew by 1.5 % in March, but it was 1.7% down from January 1, 2019, to $16.3 billion in the U.S. dollar equivalent. As UNIAN reported earlier, the volume of national currency deposits in Ukrainian banks in 2018 rose by 10%, to UAH 539.7 billion ($20.2 billion), while foreign currency deposits fell by 2.4%, to $13.4 billion.