Total loans and leases at U.S. commercial banks rose by $73.5 billion to $9.579 trillion in December, according to the Federal Reserve's Jan. 11 H.8 report. This growth was powered by a $39.9 billion increase in commercial and industrial loans.
Average loans and leases at large commercial banks rose by $37.4 billion in December, led by a $22.7 billion increase in C&I loans. Meanwhile, loans and leases at small commercial banks increased by $17.0 billion last month, helped by an $8.4 billion increase in C&I loans and a $7.8 billion increase in real estate loans. Loans and leases at foreign-related institutions rose by $19.0 billion.
Total deposits at U.S. commercial banks increased by $112.3 billion in December.
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