Slovenia's level of households' saving is decreasing, but the country remains to be above the average of other EU nations in terms of bank deposits, according to a latest survey by the Statistics Office. More than 14.5 billion euros (18.85 billion U.S dollars) from Slovenian households were deposted in local banks by the end of August, which was 2.2 percent lower than that of last year, the survey shows. Bank deposits, which represent 40 percent of financial assets of Slovenian families, have been declining in Slovenia since 2007, with the exception of 2009. Slovenians like to make investment in real estate. The years between 2002 and 2008 witnessed a constant increase of such investments, but the desire started dropping in 2009. Last year, Slovenian households invested 6.2 perecent of their disposable income in real estate, the survey revealed. World Savings Day, or World Thrift Day, is observed annually on October 31 since 1920s to promote an idea in the world to deposit money in a bank rather than keeping it at home.