The total amount of leasing companies' claims under financial and operational leases was 3,477 million leva (3.6 per cent of GDP) at the end of June 2017, the Bulgarian National Bank said.
Those claims were up 6.9 per cent (225.3 million leva) on a year earlier, and up 3.5 per cent (3.252 million leva) on end-June 2016.
Claims under agreements for financial leases totalled 3,319 million leva, up 5.5 per cent year-on-year.
At the end of June, claims under agreements for financial leases of commercial and light commercial motor vehicles amounted to 1,115 million leva, 7.7 per cent (79.3 million leva) more than a year earlier.
Claims under agreements for financial leases of machines, facilities and industrial equipment totalled 666.5 million leva, decreasing by 1.7 per cent (11.7 million leva) from a year earlier.