South Africa: Domestic credit to the private sector

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 South Africa

Domestic credit to the private sector, percent of GDP

 Latest value 112.00
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1965 - 2020
 Average 89.13
 Min - Max 50.09 - 142.42
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 1965 to 2020. The average value for South Africa during that period was 89.13 percent with a minimum of 50.09 percent in 1980 and a maximum of 142.42 percent in 2007. The latest value from 2020 is 112 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 151 countries is 61.27 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
South Africa - Domestic credit to the private sector - Recent values chart

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South Africa - Domestic credit to the private sector - historical chart - 1965-2020




Definition: Domestic credit to private sector refers to financial resources provided to the private sector, such as through loans, purchases of nonequity securities, and trade credits and other accounts receivable, that establish a claim for repayment. For some countries these claims include credit to public enterprises.

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