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Financial Sector » Assets - Domestic credit provided by banking sector in % of GDP


Cyprus is the top country by domestic credit provided by banking sector in the world. As of 2016, domestic credit provided by banking sector in Cyprus was 269.3 %. The top 5 countries also includes the United States of America, Lebanon, China, and Netherlands.

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Domestic credit provided by the banking sector includes all credit to various sectors on a gross basis, with the exception of credit to the central government, which is net. The banking sector includes monetary authorities and deposit money banks, as well as other banking institutions where data are available (including institutions that do not accept transferable deposits but do incur such liabilities as time and savings deposits). Examples of other banking institutions are savings and mortgage loan institutions and building and loan associations.