Ladies and gentlemen, the Vice-President and I are extremely very happy to welcome you to our press meeting. I’d like to give thanks to Deputy Governor Razmusa on her behalf kind hospitality and communicate our special gratitude to her personnel for the wonderful company of today´s conference of the Governing Council. We will now record on the outcome of our meeting.
As due to this evaluation, the Governing Council concluded that improvement towards a suffered modification in inflation has been considerable so far. Today´s monetary plan decisions to maintain the current ample degree of monetary accommodation that will ensure the ongoing sustained convergence of inflation towards levels that are below but near, 2 percent within the medium term.
Significant monetary plan stimulus continues to be needed to support the further build-up of home-price stresses and headline inflation developments within the medium term. Let me describe our assessment in greater detail now, starting with the economic evaluation. Quarterly real GDP development moderated to 0.4% in the first one-fourth of 2018, following growth of 0.7% in the previous quarters. The latest economic indications and survey email address details are weaker but remain constant with ongoing solid and broad-based economic growth.
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Our monetary plan measures, that have facilitated the deleveraging process, continue to underpin local demand. Private intake is backed by ongoing work gains, which, subsequently, partly reveal past labor market reforms, and by growing home wealth. Business investment is fostered by the favorable funding conditions, rising commercial success and solid demand.
Housing investment remains sturdy. In addition, the broad-based extension in global demand is expected to continue, thus providing impetus to euro area exports. This assessment is broadly reflected in the June 2018 Eurosystem staff macroeconomic projections for the euro area. The potential risks encircling the euro-area development view remain well balanced broadly.
Nevertheless, uncertainties related to global factors, like the threat of increased protectionism, have grown to be more prominent. Moreover, the risk of consistent heightened financial market volatility warrants monitoring. According to Eurostat´s adobe flash estimate, euro-area annual HICP inflation increased to 1.9 percent in-may 2018, from 1.2 percent in April. This reflected higher contributions from energy, services, and food price inflation. On the basis of current futures prices for oil, annual rates of headline inflation will probably hover around the current level for the rest of the entire year.
While procedures of root inflation remain generally muted, they have been increasing from previous lows. Domestic cost stresses are strengthening amid high degrees of capacity utilization, tensing labor marketplaces and rising income. Uncertainty across the inflation outlook is receding. Turning to the monetary analysis, broad money (M3) growth stood at 3.in April 2018 9 percent, after 3.7 percent in March and 4.3% in February. The recovery in the development of loans to the private sector observed since the beginning of 2014 is proceeding. The annual development rate of loans to non-financial corporations stood at 3.3 percent in April 2018, month unchanged from the previous, and the annual growth rate of loans to households also continued to be steady, at 2.9 percent.
The pass-through of the financial policy measures put in place since June 2014 is constantly on the significantly support borrowing conditions for companies and households and credit flows across the euro area. This is also reflected in the results of the latest Survey on the Usage of Finance of Enterprises in the euro area, which shows that small and medium-sized companies specifically benefited from improved usage of financing.