Business credit by country: the latest data

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The table shows the level of bank credit to private non-financial firms around the world including the most recent value and the percent changes since three months ago and one year ago. The numbers are continuously updated with the latest data from the national authorities. The data are in billion local currency units.

Business credit is a major contributing factor to long-term economic growth as it allows firms to invest in new technologies and to expand their scale. Since banks try to channel funds to the most promising projects and then monitor their execution, business credit also helps raise the overall productivity in the economy. You can read more about the benefits of finance for the reall economy.

Business credit used to be the main type of credit extended by commercial banks but this has been changing over time. Household credit has increased in importance and has even exceeded business credit in many of the developed countries.

Definition: Business credit includes credit extended by commercial banks and other deposit-taking institutions (excluding central banks) to private non-financial firms. Included are all credit institutions: domestic and foreign owned as well as private and public ones.

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Change
3 months
Change
12 months
Apr / 2019
326.01
1.81%
0.42%
Apr / 2019
3110.73
2.47%
4.83%
Feb / 2019
0.65
-1.29%
7.13%
Mar / 2019
1102.20
6.01%
34.48%
Apr / 2019
1503.08
-0.76%
3.13%
Apr / 2019
1.41
2.47%
7.45%
Apr / 2019
886.32
0.67%
4.23%
Q1 / 2019
154.25
2.60%
6.33%
Apr / 2019
5.59
-0.55%
10.75%
Nov / 2018
5.05
2.27%
9.74%
Mar / 2019
8266.59
2.30%
12.28%
May / 2019
16.52
1.42%
11.45%
Apr / 2019
122.90
2.90%
3.00%
Feb / 2019
785.10
-4.81%
-10.53%
Apr / 2019
8.86
2.78%
4.23%
Mar / 2019
22.51
-2.09%
5.78%
Apr / 2019
1423.85
-0.15%
0.56%
Apr / 2019
33.49
1.76%
4.83%
Feb / 2019
1174.60
-3.30%
-4.23%
Oct / 2018
62544.80
7.30%
18.95%
Apr / 2019
2217.87
2.00%
5.22%
May / 2019
93620.92
2.53%
8.50%
Apr / 2019
91303.78
2.44%
10.77%
Apr / 2019
242745.13
2.16%
3.09%
Mar / 2019
10120.77
-0.90%
5.25%
Apr / 2019
83.11
0.51%
-1.07%
Apr / 2019
18.53
1.55%
-4.49%
Apr / 2019
1114.17
0.44%
5.55%
Apr / 2019
1260.97
2.41%
4.19%
Feb / 2019
0.28
-1.59%
2.46%
Apr / 2019
473.56
0.11%
10.42%
Feb / 2019
766.14
3.05%
13.06%
Apr / 2019
5.51
1.51%
10.83%
Apr / 2019
7.38
0.03%
4.40%
Apr / 2019
4446.82
0.88%
1.95%
Dec / 2018
4.65
1.58%
5.22%
Apr / 2019
86.99
1.87%
7.46%
Apr / 2019
1037.10
1.88%
6.01%
Apr / 2019
11.22
0.05%
19.48%
Apr / 2019
930.00
1.66%
6.15%
Apr / 2019
80.32
-8.04%
-13.09%
Feb / 2019
0.54
-0.16%
6.26%
Apr / 2019
96.39
-0.01%
2.29%
Feb / 2019
55.70
17.26%
30.75%
Apr / 2019
107.48
2.22%
4.26%
Mar / 2019
182.01
2.66%
17.62%
Apr / 2019
7748.80
4.20%
15.74%
Apr / 2019
1492.44
2.17%
12.71%
Apr / 2019
62582.00
3.15%
10.58%
Mar / 2019
2116581.13
-0.95%
11.08%
Apr / 2019
40.56
-1.43%
-2.04%
Feb / 2019
436.36
0.93%
7.02%
Apr / 2019
668.47
-1.58%
-9.02%
Feb / 2019
4907.50
7.90%
15.22%
Mar / 2019
374612.30
0.76%
3.46%
Apr / 2019
7029.52
-1.70%
-12.63%
Feb / 2019
1912.30
-0.57%
4.12%
Apr / 2019
17.31
-0.24%
5.39%
Apr / 2019
4.97
-0.37%
-5.93%
Q3 / 2018
2.20
5.28%
11.82%
Apr / 2019
8.57
-0.84%
0.14%
Apr / 2019
26.43
-0.20%
4.63%
Q3 / 2018
136.52
-1.25%
4.28%
Apr / 2019
164.00
2.40%
8.69%
Sep / 2018
3756.65
5.72%
18.28%
Apr / 2019
599.77
0.35%
3.68%
Feb / 2019
1418.80
-10.10%
0.28%
Apr / 2019
3.67
3.08%
4.85%
Apr / 2019
217.68
0.66%
-30.30%
Q1 / 2019
3063.48
2.71%
14.09%
Apr / 2019
25.96
3.81%
7.18%
Apr / 2019
5783.38
1.56%
8.53%
Apr / 2019
1.02
1.57%
2.38%
Apr / 2019
342.43
1.73%
1.33%
May / 2018
152.08
-5.40%
-15.23%
Mar / 2019
39.03
0.96%
5.54%
Apr / 2019
296.79
-0.50%
-1.86%
Dec / 2016
476.84
1.06%
5.28%
Apr / 2019
240.21
1.18%
4.59%
Jan / 2018
64.38
4.50%
18.42%
Feb / 2019
366.30
19.01%
25.79%
Apr / 2019
1290.94
4.22%
7.56%
Apr / 2019
5127.86
0.63%
16.55%
Apr / 2019
3.51
-4.03%
-0.10%
Apr / 2019
192.16
1.02%
5.76%
Feb / 2019
6377.91
1.00%
12.99%
Mar / 2019
383.57
2.94%
7.33%
Mar / 2019
69.30
-0.41%
-5.61%
Jan / 2018
1.46
-0.55%
-4.74%
Apr / 2019
113.96
2.05%
7.38%
Apr / 2019
39069.30
1.98%
7.55%
Q4 / 2018
0.80
0.82%
8.61%
Feb / 2019
2368.80
1.25%
14.22%
Mar / 2019
1079.86
-0.08%
6.74%
Feb / 2019
5.33
-0.25%
11.86%
Apr / 2019
279.36
1.61%
5.73%
Apr / 2019
18.84
0.42%
4.10%
Apr / 2019
9.32
-0.30%
0.01%
Apr / 2019
1806.33
4.45%
7.64%
Apr / 2019
1180534.40
2.55%
7.45%
Apr / 2019
442.60
0.11%
-3.31%
Apr / 2019
2.43
5.85%
14.42%
Feb / 2019
6.74
-2.30%
11.95%
Apr / 2019
2381.20
2.87%
6.10%
Mar / 2019
361.18
1.57%
5.09%
Apr / 2019
11149.41
-1.38%
4.52%
Q4 / 2018
11596.10
2.70%
9.71%
Apr / 2019
6587.65
-0.24%
3.77%
Feb / 2019
521.70
-2.56%
2.78%
Feb / 2019
18.58
-3.41%
-4.39%
Apr / 2019
1505.44
8.74%
11.90%
Apr / 2019
4577.30
1.31%
6.08%
Apr / 2019
12171.15
5.87%
15.49%
Apr / 2019
756.31
-1.07%
-0.52%
Apr / 2019
806.05
1.29%
5.75%
Apr / 2019
438.49
-0.40%
2.52%
Dec / 2018
25.84
-1.83%
4.50%
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