Table  14.4 : COMMERCIAL BANKS LOANS AND ADVANCES BY ECONOMIC SECTORS, 2006 - 2008
(In millions of Rufiyaa; end of period)
Economic groups Amount Amount       % share   % change over previous year
  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008   2004 2006 2007 2008   2005 2006 2007 2008
Total 3,525.6 5,458.4 8,184.8 12,210.6 16,256.2 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 54.8 50.0 49.2 33.1
Fishing 222.3 354.6 641.3 809.9 1,135.5 6.3 7.8 6.6 7.0 59.5 80.9 26.3 40.2
Tourism 2,053.0 3,048.1 4,297.9 6,158.0 9,958.5 58.2 52.5 50.4 61.3 48.5 41.0 43.3 61.7
Agriculture 11.6 14.0 17.2 49.5 49.2 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3 20.5 22.6 187.8 -0.6
Construction 238.6 295.8 525.9 1,087.9 1,671.0 6.8 6.4 8.9 10.3 24.0 77.8 106.9 53.6
Manufacturing 48.2 87.4 140.0 223.5 465.6 1.4 1.7 1.8 2.9 81.2 60.1 59.7 108.3
Commerce  1_/ 730.9 1,007.3 1,655.4 2,601.4 1,056.9 20.7 20.2 21.3 6.5 37.8 64.3 57.1 -59.4
Electricity,Gas,Water and
   Sanitary Services 2.5 1.9 1.2 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 -24.8 -38.3 -50.5 -81.5
Transport, Storage and
   Communication 88.9 234.6 367.3 670.6 1,084.6 2.5 4.5 5.5 6.7 163.9 56.5 82.6 61.7
Services 78.1 152.0 177.8 265.7 253.7 2.2 2.2 2.2 1.6 94.5 17.0 49.4 -4.5
Employees and activities not
   adequately described 51.4 262.7 360.9 343.5 581.1   1.5 4.4 2.8 3.6   410.8 37.4 -4.8 69.1
1_/ Includes wholesale and retail trade, import and export trade
Source: Maldives Monetary Authority.