Photo from UNIAN Bank deposits in the national currency in Ukraine in July 2019 grew by 0.1%, to UAH 559.3 billion (US$22 billion), while deposits in foreign currency increased by 11.2%, to US$15.6 billion, in the U.S. dollar equivalent. Read alsoUkraine&#39;s National Bank allows businesses to buy foreign currency for loans in hryvnia Since the beginning of 2019, bank deposits in hryvnias have increased by 3.6%, while those in foreign currency have grown by 17%, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) website. The balance of hryvnia loans in July grew by 0.8%, whereas it fell by 0.02% in the seven months of 2019, to UAH 611 billion (US$24.1 billion), the regulator said. The balance of foreign currency loans decreased by 0.6% in July, and it was 4.8% down from January 1, 2019, to US$15.8 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 (US$21.3 billion), while foreign currency deposits fell by 2.4%, to US$13.4 billion.