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Small firms with bank credit, percent of all small firms, 2019:

The average for 2019 based on 38 countries was 30.43 percent. The highest value was in Cyprus: 69.3 percent and the lowest value was in Zambia: 6.3 percent. The indicator is available from 2006 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Small firms with bank credit, 2019 Global rank Available data
Cyprus 69.3 1 2019 - 2019
Slovenia 64.6 2 2009 - 2019
Hungary 48.9 3 2009 - 2019
Serbia 48.9 4 2009 - 2019
Bosnia & Herz. 43.4 5 2009 - 2019
Portugal 42.8 6 2019 - 2019
Bulgaria 42 7 2007 - 2019
Czechia 40.8 8 2009 - 2019
Malta 39.2 9 2019 - 2019
Georgia 38 10 2008 - 2019
North Macedonia 37.1 11 2009 - 2019
Estonia 36.7 12 2009 - 2019
Malaysia 36.2 13 2015 - 2019
Romania 36.1 14 2009 - 2019
Poland 33.9 15 2009 - 2019
Rwanda 32.9 16 2006 - 2019
Lebanon 32 17 2013 - 2019
Croatia 31.4 18 2007 - 2019
Montenegro 31.2 19 2009 - 2019
Turkey 31 20 2008 - 2019
Russia 29.9 21 2009 - 2019
Albania 29.5 22 2007 - 2019
Slovakia 29.1 23 2009 - 2019
Mongolia 26.8 24 2009 - 2019
Latvia 23.5 25 2009 - 2019
Lithuania 22.6 26 2009 - 2019
Italy 22.4 27 2019 - 2019
Ukraine 18.7 28 2008 - 2019
Morocco 18.6 29 2013 - 2019
Uzbekistan 18.6 30 2008 - 2019
Kyrgyzstan 17.4 31 2009 - 2019
Moldova 16 32 2009 - 2019
Jordan 13.3 33 2013 - 2019
Tajikistan 13.1 34 2008 - 2019
Palestine 13 35 2013 - 2019
Kazakhstan 12 36 2009 - 2019
Azerbaijan 9.1 37 2009 - 2019
Zambia 6.3 38 2007 - 2019



Definition: Percentage of small firms (5-19 workers) in the formal sector with a line of credit or a loan from a (formal) financial institution, such as a bank, credit union, microfinance institution, or cooperative.

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