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About Business Credit Indicators
Changes in business credit reflect net new financing obtained by non-financial firms from various sources.
Overview of Total Business Credit
This table provides an overview of changes in business credit over the past year. The total dollar amount outstanding is noted, and broken down into components, as is the percentage distribution. The 12-month changes are given in dollar terms (again, broken down by component), and as a percentage of the total amount outstanding. Annualized 3-month and 1-month changes are also provided to give a sense of recent trends in business credit.
|C$ Billions Outstanding||% Distribution||12-month Dollar Change||12-month % Change||3-month % Change||1-month % Change|
|Total business credit 1 2 3||2265||100||92.9||4.3||3.9||0.7|
|Business Loans 1 2||911||40.2||64.4||7.6||8.5||1.8|
|Non-Mortgage Loans 1 2||641||28.3||59.9||10.3||9.2||14.5|
|Chartered Banks 1||485||21.4||55.9||13.0||12.5||21.9|
|Off-balance sheet Loans securitized by banks and non-banks||6||0.3||0.1||0.9||1.2||37.7|
|Off-balance sheet Loans securitized by banks and non-banks||3||0.1||0.4||15.7||2.5||11.0|
|Bankers' Acceptances 1||93||4.1||-6.1||-6.2||4.7||-58.5|
|Short term (commercial paper)||15||0.6||2.3||18.3||-0.9||3.5|
|Long term (bonds)||614||27.1||24.1||4.1||5.4||5.4|
|Equity & Warrants||672||29.7||-2.2||-0.3||-2.6||-4.3|
Notes:Data on this table are not seasonally adjusted unless otherwise stated.
- Last two columns are seasonally adjusted.
- Excludes inter-bank loans, loans by crown corporations and foreign currency loans to all levels of Canadian government.
- As at November 2015 business credit has been restructured to reflect business loans, debt securities and equity.
- Non-banks include trust and mortgage loan companies, credit unions and caisses populaires, life insurance companies, pension funds and non-depository credit intermediaries and other institutions (e.g., automobile leasing and sales financing companies). Non-bank residential and non-residential mortgage credit have been revised from 1969 to present as a result of revised pension fund data.
Balance sheet data reflect both new business loans and the change in the value of the stock of existing foreign currency loans due to exchange rate movements. This means that at times when the Canadian dollar depreciates, the translated value of existing foreign currency loans increases. The business credit data shown in this table strips out the effects of exchange rate movements to isolate new funding. Therefore, the growth rates of the four categories — Total Business Credit, Business Loans, Non-Mortgage Loans, and Non-Mortgage Chartered Bank Business Credit — do not agree with data shown on Banking and Financial Statistics Selected Credit Measures table (formerly E2) and CANSIM Table 176-0023.
Total Business Credit
This graph shows changes in total business credit since 1990, both in annualized three-month percentage terms, and in year-over-year percentage terms.
Business Credit from Chartered Banks
This graph shows changes in business credit from chartered banks since 1990, both in annualized three-month percentage terms, and in year-over-year percentage terms.
Total Bond Issuance - Financial Corporations
This graph shows both gross and net issuance of bonds by financial corporations since 1990 in dollar terms. Net issuance is gross issuance minus redemptions. Bond issuance is a good indicator of funding for longer-term projects.
Total Bond Issuance - Non-Financial Corporations
This graph shows both total gross and total net issuance of bonds by non-financial corporations since 1990 in dollar terms. Net issuance is gross issuance minus redemptions. Bond issuance is a good indicator of funding for longer-term projects.
Selected Money Market Instruments
This graph shows the net amount outstanding of three key money market instruments commonly used for short-term financing: bankers' acceptances, commercial paper issued by non-financial corporations, and asset-backed commercial paper.