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F E D E R A L RESERVE statistical release
LOAN COMMITMENTS AT SELECTED LARGE COMMERCIAL BANKS
0.21(423)

Table 1

UNUSED COMMITMENTS
IN BILLIONS OF DOLLARS

June, 1979

To commercial and industrial firms
Month-end

Total unused
commitments1

Formalized agreements
Total

Term2

Revolving3

Other 4

Confirmed lines

5

To nonbank
financial
Institutions

1977—November
December

169.3
171.2

134.9
136.3

8.5
8.6

37.7
38.9

7.9
7.3

81.9
82.8

34.3
34.9

1978—January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

173.1
174.2
170.5
173.3
173.3
174.4
179.4
184.2
185.1
185.6
190.2
194.1

137.4
137.1
133.4
135.9
136.1
136.8
141.7
146.5
146.7
147.5
151.5
154.5

8.6
8.7
8.6
8.8
8.6
8.8
9.2
9.8
9.3
9.4
9.9
10.6

39.1
38.3
36.5
37.4
37.6
37.7
40.4
42.9
43.7
43.5
45.3
46.3

7.9
7.7
7.9
6.9
6.5
5.9
6.3
6.7
6.5
6.5
6.9
7.3

83.5
83.7
81.4
82.8
83.2
84.3*
85.9
87.1 .
87.2
88.0
89.4
90.3

35.7
37.1
37.1
37.4
37.1
37.6
37.7
37.7
38.4
38.1
38.7
39.6

1979—January
February
March

199.2
200.5
204.0

158.4
159.0
162.2

10.9
10.8
11.2

48.0
48.2
49.3

7.6
7.5
7.8

91.9
92.4
94.0

40.8
41.5
41.8

1 Unused commitments are the amounts still available for lending under official promises to
lend that are expressly conveyed t o the bank's customers orally or in writing, usually in the form of
a formally executed agreement signed by one of the bank's officers.
^Commitments for term loans are those for loans with an original maturity of more than 1 year.
^Revolving credits are commitment agreements whereby the borrower may draw and repay
loans at will with no repayment penalty and under which the commitment rebounds by an equal
amount after a takedown has been repaid.

40ther commitments are expressions of willingness to lend, other than for term loans and re-



volving credits, that are made known to the customer and are characterized by detailed formal
agreements specifying the terms and conditions under which a loan is t o be made.
^Confirmed lines of credit represent general expressions of willingness t o lend, other than for
term loans or revolving credits, that are made known to the customer but are not characterized by
detailed formal agreements specifying the terms and conditions under which a loan is to be made.
NOTE.—Included in this series are 134 weekly reporting banks; these banks account for
approximately 85 per cent of commercial and industrial loans, and 95 per cent of nonbank financial
loans. Individual items may not add to totals due to rounding.

0.21 (423)

Table 2

OUTSTANDING LOANS MADE UNDER COMMITMENTS AT SELECTED LARGE BANKS
M BILLIONS OF DOLLARS
To commercial and Industrial firms
Month-end

Total loans
made under 1
commitments

5

Total

81.5
81.6

29.5
29.7

1978—January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

97.2
98.9
101.2
104.5
108.0
109.4
109.6
109.8
111.9
113.8
115.3
117.1

81.6
83.4
85.2
88.5
91.4
92.3
92.0
92.2
94.2
95.3
97.0
98.7

1979—January
February
March
April

115.5
117.0
119.6
122.0

97.7
99.6
102.2
104.1

7.1
7.8

24.9
24.2

16.3
16.9

29.6
30.9
30.5
32.6
34.1
34.2
34.1
35.3
35.7
36.0
36.2
36.9

20.4
20.7
21.4
21.6
22.3
22.6
23.1
22.7
23.2
23.5
24.3
25.2

7.8
7.7
7.9
8.4
8.4
8.6
8.2
8.4
8.4
8.8
9.1
9.3

24.4
24.9
25.7
25.9
26.5
27.0
26.7
25.8
26.9
27.1 *
27.5
27.3

15.-.
16.0
15.9
16.6
17.1
17.6
17.6
17.7
18.4
18.3
18.5

37.7
37.9
38.6
39.1

25.2
25.9
26.6
27.2

9.0
8.9
9.0
9.3

25.9
27.0
27.9
28.6

17.8
17.4
17.4
17.9

2 j e r m loans are loans w i t h an original maturity of more than 1 year.
3Loans made under revolving credits are loans under agreements whereby the borrower may
draw down and repay loans at will with no repayment penalty and under which the commitment
rebounds by an equal amount after a takedown has been repaid.
4Loans made under other commitments are loans made under expressions of willingness to
lend, other than for term loans and revolving credits, that are made known to the customer and are

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Confirmed lines

20.6
20.4

1 Loans made under commitments are outstanding loans t o commercial and industrial firms
and nonbank financial institutions, less repayments of principal, made under commitments currently or previously in force.




Other 4

Revolving 3

Term 2

97.8
98.4

1977--November
December

To nonbank
financial
institutions

Formalized agreements

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15.6

characterized by detailed formal agreements specifying the terms and conditions under which a loan
is to be made.
5Loans made under confirmed lines of credit are loans made under general expressions of
willingness to lend, other than for term loans or revolving credits, that are made known to the customer but are not characterized by detailed formal agreements specifying the terms and conditions
under which a loan is to be made.
NOTE.—Included in this series are 134 weekly reporting banks; these banks account for
approximately 85 per cent of all commercial and industrial loans, and 95 per cent of all nonbank
financial loans. Individual items may not add to totals due to rounding.

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