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
Feb / 2019
324.49
1.30%
-0.57%
Feb / 2019
3017.66
-0.14%
3.00%
Jan / 2019
0.65
-1.70%
6.76%
Feb / 2019
1035.60
-2.41%
26.36%
Feb / 2019
1549.62
0.33%
7.79%
Feb / 2019
1.39
0.97%
4.84%
Feb / 2019
883.35
0.55%
4.69%
Q4 / 2018
150.34
1.21%
5.96%
Feb / 2019
5.66
7.23%
14.59%
Nov / 2018
5.05
2.27%
9.10%
Jan / 2019
8123.60
3.08%
11.52%
Mar / 2019
16.44
-0.29%
9.10%
Feb / 2019
120.52
-1.36%
4.38%
Dec / 2018
883.50
11.64%
17.86%
Feb / 2019
8.68
1.32%
1.99%
Jan / 2019
23.09
-0.32%
9.92%
Feb / 2019
1426.51
-0.28%
0.69%
Feb / 2019
33.11
0.17%
5.27%
Dec / 2018
1198.10
-5.66%
-0.64%
Oct / 2018
62544.80
7.30%
17.41%
Feb / 2019
2180.61
1.46%
3.98%
Mar / 2019
91885.00
0.53%
8.19%
Feb / 2019
89940.35
4.25%
9.87%
Feb / 2019
240899.91
0.37%
2.51%
Feb / 2019
10157.55
-0.13%
5.64%
Feb / 2019
83.45
-0.14%
0.29%
Feb / 2019
18.32
-1.40%
-4.79%
Feb / 2019
1088.82
-1.41%
5.73%
Feb / 2019
1242.30
0.61%
3.95%
Jan / 2019
0.28
-3.18%
1.79%
Feb / 2019
474.97
1.64%
11.19%
Dec / 2018
753.29
2.47%
12.23%
Feb / 2019
5.45
2.56%
10.55%
Feb / 2019
7.36
1.66%
3.71%
Sep / 2018
4.58
2.56%
6.06%
Feb / 2019
85.88
0.45%
6.44%
Feb / 2019
1022.29
1.18%
4.97%
Feb / 2019
11.18
2.20%
21.12%
Feb / 2019
919.50
1.59%
5.46%
Feb / 2019
87.86
-1.04%
-5.58%
Jan / 2019
0.54
3.06%
6.81%
Feb / 2019
96.21
-0.14%
2.87%
Dec / 2018
44.00
8.91%
-15.06%
Feb / 2019
103.95
-3.23%
1.39%
Jan / 2019
181.42
5.44%
17.37%
Feb / 2019
7542.68
0.22%
13.67%
Feb / 2019
1461.82
-0.97%
11.81%
Feb / 2019
61433.00
1.93%
6.29%
Feb / 2019
2080630.42
0.66%
9.20%
Feb / 2019
41.27
-0.55%
0.16%
Jan / 2019
428.80
0.61%
5.16%
Feb / 2019
676.96
-2.84%
-7.49%
Dec / 2018
4705.50
20.23%
10.70%
Feb / 2019
369113.60
0.39%
1.94%
Feb / 2019
7132.61
-6.11%
-10.75%
Dec / 2018
1910.40
-1.52%
3.56%
Feb / 2019
17.39
1.80%
5.60%
Feb / 2019
4.94
-3.04%
-8.23%
Q3 / 2018
2.20
5.28%
11.82%
Feb / 2019
8.64
-1.48%
2.45%
Feb / 2019
26.85
2.05%
8.19%
Q3 / 2018
136.52
-1.25%
4.28%
Mar / 2019
163.27
0.01%
8.21%
Sep / 2018
3756.65
5.72%
14.93%
Feb / 2019
594.43
-0.16%
3.25%
Dec / 2018
1575.30
7.71%
0.27%
Feb / 2019
3.67
2.08%
5.44%
Feb / 2019
217.03
-2.60%
-32.63%
Q4 / 2018
2982.33
3.67%
11.89%
Feb / 2019
25.23
-0.65%
4.08%
Oct / 2018
7890.74
1.76%
16.86%
Feb / 2019
1.03
1.85%
4.73%
Feb / 2019
341.19
0.67%
1.40%
May / 2018
152.08
-5.40%
-12.24%
Jan / 2019
38.70
0.60%
4.30%
Feb / 2019
298.89
-1.17%
-1.59%
Dec / 2016
476.84
1.06%
7.02%
Feb / 2019
238.38
0.76%
4.14%
Jun / 2018
82.79
50.79%
38.42%
Dec / 2018
319.10
9.47%
21.52%
Feb / 2019
1254.77
2.14%
5.84%
Feb / 2019
5142.13
4.63%
18.54%
Feb / 2019
3.46
-6.93%
-0.04%
Feb / 2019
189.24
0.45%
5.21%
Feb / 2019
6377.91
1.00%
10.95%
Feb / 2019
379.63
1.34%
6.23%
Jan / 2019
69.36
-1.82%
-5.83%
Jan / 2018
1.46
-0.55%
-1.68%
Feb / 2019
111.40
0.41%
5.70%
Feb / 2019
38449.14
2.02%
8.42%
Q2 / 2018
0.76
1.62%
1.12%
Dec / 2018
2417.20
7.85%
13.82%
Feb / 2019
1075.83
3.54%
6.34%
Feb / 2019
5.33
-0.25%
11.67%
Feb / 2019
274.86
0.50%
4.20%
Feb / 2019
18.84
-0.16%
4.81%
Feb / 2019
9.36
0.56%
0.81%
Feb / 2019
1747.20
2.96%
5.60%
Feb / 2019
1158406.40
1.03%
6.96%
Feb / 2019
442.32
-2.27%
-3.93%
Feb / 2019
2.33
2.41%
10.57%
Feb / 2019
6.74
-2.30%
14.23%
Feb / 2019
2347.12
1.63%
5.55%
Jan / 2019
359.25
0.73%
5.41%
Feb / 2019
11262.32
-0.82%
5.26%
Q3 / 2018
11463.96
0.24%
2.98%
Feb / 2019
6641.64
1.05%
5.63%
Dec / 2018
522.70
3.34%
-1.30%
Jan / 2019
18.64
0.62%
-4.09%
Feb / 2019
1359.74
-3.11%
3.65%
Mar / 2019
4564.91
1.54%
5.80%
Feb / 2019
11551.63
0.40%
11.88%
Feb / 2019
748.84
-7.71%
-1.31%
Feb / 2019
794.22
0.12%
3.93%
Feb / 2019
439.62
0.24%
11.94%
Dec / 2018
25.84
-1.83%
0.82%
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