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New Data: Greece - Loans outstanding by purpose
Wednesday, 08 Aug 2018 07:55 ET
By Jason Flynn
July 2018 -- Data Buffet now carries the "credit aggregates" (loans outstanding by customer sector and purpose) for Greece (10 new monthly series from 1998).

Figures are millions of euros (Mil. EUR), end of period (EOP), not seasonally adjusted (NSA). The series start at March 1998.

The series reside in the historical catalog (Greece » Banking » Loans outstanding) and include, for example:

  • MBLALNCNUM.IGRC   = Credit aggregates: Private sector [corporations and households], (Mil. EUR EOP, NSA)
  • MBLALNCPUM.IGRC   = Corporations
  • MBLALNHNCCUM.IGRC = Individuals and private non-profit institutions - Consumer lending - Credit cards

Because catalog locations are subject to change, the upper-right search box on DataBuffet.com provides a "find in catalog" mode that accepts a mnemonic.

About the dataset

Per European Central Bank (ECB) guidelines, the Bank of Greece reports "credit aggregates" (i.e., loans outstanding) according made by domestic monetary financial institutions excluding the Bank of Greece to domestic non-MFI borrowers, broken out by institutional sector (government, private, etc.) and then by pertinent loan purpose. Figures do not adjust for write-offs. Where relevant, amounts include securitized loans and corporate bonds, even though such assets do not appear on the aggregated balance sheets of MFIs.

Under ECB usage, monetary financial institutions (MFI) is an aggregate of three ESA 2010 institutional sectors: S121 (monetary authority a.k.a. central bank), S122 (deposit-taking corporations), and S123 (money market funds).

An open account loan does not have a defined maturity and the customer can raise funds to a specified ceiling (this is similar to a line of credit in the U.S). The remaining three loan-types have a defined maturity: consumption, house purpose, other purposes.


See also

Related ReleaseCredit Aggregates
SourceBank of Greece
Release DateReference date
28 Aug 2019Jul 2019
26 Sep 2019Aug 2019
29 Oct 2019Sep 2019
28 Nov 2019Oct 2019
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