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Metadata Glossary

Indicator NameDomestic credit to private sector (% of GDP)
Long definitionDomestic credit to private sector refers to financial resources provided to the private sector by financial corporations, 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. The financial corporations include monetary authorities and deposit money banks, as well as other financial corporations where data are available (including corporations that do not accept transferable deposits but do incur such liabilities as time and savings deposits). Examples of other financial corporations are finance and leasing companies, money lenders, insurance corporations, pension funds, and foreign exchange companies.
SourceInternational Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.
TopicFinancial Sector: Assets
Aggregation methodWeighted average
Limitations and exceptionsCredit to the private sector may sometimes include credit to state-owned or partially state-owned enterprises.
License TypeCC BY-4.0