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
Nov / 2019
334.45
0.86%
4.41%
Dec / 2019
3693.11
10.54%
21.65%
Nov / 2019
0.70
1.73%
5.41%
Dec / 2019
1176.72
-5.15%
13.26%
Jan / 2020
1596.77
1.91%
5.42%
Dec / 2019
1.53
-0.01%
11.83%
Dec / 2019
895.81
0.36%
1.89%
Q3 / 2019
160.05
1.82%
7.75%
Dec / 2019
6.21
6.17%
8.25%
Oct / 2019
5.19
0.42%
3.41%
Nov / 2019
8693.29
2.75%
9.09%
Nov / 2019
1.93
1.90%
0.69%
Jan / 2020
18.96
8.23%
16.56%
Dec / 2019
125.66
0.77%
6.18%
Nov / 2019
957.10
12.24%
16.04%
Dec / 2019
9.02
1.09%
4.60%
Nov / 2019
22.69
-0.28%
-2.24%
Dec / 2019
1467.95
2.52%
0.20%
Dec / 2019
34.62
1.43%
5.91%
Nov / 2019
1262.70
-2.37%
3.95%
Jul / 2019
73015.40
5.35%
25.27%
Nov / 2019
2245.92
0.75%
4.51%
Jan / 2020
100771.84
3.44%
10.88%
Dec / 2019
95744.04
1.15%
10.54%
Dec / 2019
246390.49
-1.53%
2.16%
Dec / 2019
9865.76
0.38%
-3.53%
Dec / 2019
81.90
1.76%
-0.76%
Dec / 2019
16.53
8.15%
-9.05%
Dec / 2019
1133.17
-1.75%
3.26%
Dec / 2019
1287.09
0.27%
4.83%
Nov / 2019
0.26
-0.28%
-9.08%
Jan / 2020
528.21
4.36%
11.66%
Nov / 2019
801.41
0.88%
7.79%
Apr / 2019
5.51
1.51%
10.83%
Jan / 2020
7.31
0.45%
-0.92%
Dec / 2019
4462.51
-0.38%
1.50%
Sep / 2019
4.79
-1.40%
4.70%
Dec / 2019
91.00
1.58%
6.66%
Dec / 2019
1061.29
0.83%
4.09%
Apr / 2019
5.13
-2.10%
29.24%
Jan / 2020
14.56
4.85%
29.81%
Dec / 2019
962.60
1.10%
5.73%
Dec / 2019
77.88
-1.62%
-11.15%
Nov / 2019
0.56
-0.75%
4.93%
Jan / 2020
97.40
0.76%
1.05%
Nov / 2019
55.50
-13.55%
16.84%
Dec / 2019
121.04
6.24%
11.69%
Dec / 2019
195.53
4.16%
9.36%
Dec / 2019
8299.37
-0.32%
11.27%
Jan / 2020
1461.50
-1.92%
0.05%
Dec / 2019
63040.64
0.63%
3.95%
Nov / 2019
2209480.43
1.60%
6.90%
Dec / 2019
39.10
-3.69%
-6.25%
Oct / 2019
448.10
0.09%
5.08%
Dec / 2019
631.24
-2.57%
-6.97%
Nov / 2019
4879.90
8.01%
7.29%
Dec / 2019
379737.40
1.11%
2.14%
Dec / 2019
7202.52
0.61%
-7.53%
Aug / 2019
2011.40
3.02%
4.05%
Dec / 2019
17.88
1.06%
3.71%
Dec / 2019
4.70
-6.23%
-5.38%
Q3 / 2019
2.41
10.16%
11.96%
Dec / 2019
8.45
-3.48%
-1.79%
Dec / 2019
28.10
2.26%
6.71%
Q3 / 2019
133.85
-0.40%
-2.04%
Jan / 2020
165.26
3.38%
3.18%
Sep / 2019
4469.03
8.55%
18.96%
Dec / 2019
623.73
0.83%
3.14%
Nov / 2019
1420.70
-10.42%
-9.98%
Dec / 2019
3.67
-1.38%
2.82%
Dec / 2019
229.51
3.30%
4.14%
Q3 / 2019
3111.02
-0.31%
8.15%
Jan / 2020
25.98
-1.49%
3.91%
Jan / 2020
6296.67
1.08%
10.58%
Dec / 2019
1.04
3.88%
3.57%
Dec / 2019
367.33
2.17%
7.14%
May / 2019
148.39
0.59%
-2.41%
Dec / 2019
41.42
1.90%
7.15%
Dec / 2019
283.09
-3.33%
-3.49%
Q2 / 2019
488.80
0.18%
2.57%
Dec / 2019
247.33
1.14%
4.59%
Nov / 2019
50.31
38.20%
-25.65%
Nov / 2019
362.90
-10.28%
17.90%
Dec / 2019
1329.99
0.53%
7.82%
Jan / 2020
5231.67
2.16%
2.67%
Dec / 2019
3.64
-0.74%
0.19%
Dec / 2019
198.50
1.87%
4.15%
Dec / 2019
7009.55
5.06%
8.23%
Dec / 2019
383.20
-0.92%
2.84%
Nov / 2019
68.15
-1.94%
-3.79%
Jan / 2020
117.81
-0.29%
5.50%
Dec / 2019
39397.52
0.07%
4.19%
Q3 / 2019
0.81
-2.67%
1.84%
Nov / 2019
2402.60
-3.12%
2.70%
Jan / 2020
1165.13
2.24%
7.87%
Nov / 2019
6.48
5.94%
21.38%
Dec / 2019
285.56
-0.02%
4.30%
Dec / 2019
19.19
-1.98%
3.55%
Dec / 2019
9.29
-2.62%
1.22%
Dec / 2019
1804.96
-0.00%
5.01%
Dec / 2019
1254075.10
2.14%
10.13%
Dec / 2019
435.48
-0.58%
-2.25%
Dec / 2019
2.77
5.41%
17.80%
Apr / 2019
5.88
-14.63%
-4.00%
Dec / 2019
2397.69
0.00%
3.86%
Nov / 2019
375.55
1.61%
5.62%
Dec / 2019
11881.93
1.05%
5.16%
Oct / 2019
4.53
-1.06%
Q4 / 2019
12733.33
4.49%
12.76%
Dec / 2019
6584.45
-0.73%
-0.76%
Nov / 2019
602.40
3.26%
12.51%
Nov / 2019
17.84
-4.28%
-7.26%
Dec / 2019
1507.28
3.61%
8.05%
Jan / 2020
4672.17
0.98%
3.55%
Dec / 2019
13126.93
3.58%
12.87%
Dec / 2019
683.79
-1.62%
-11.54%
Dec / 2019
802.08
-1.77%
1.45%
Dec / 2019
443.57
-0.63%
1.99%
Dec / 2018
25.84
-1.83%
4.50%
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