18 Aug 2011

Consumer Credit in Europe (1995-2010)

ECRI Statistical Package 2011

Angelo Fiorante


The ECRI Statistical Package on Consumer Credit in Europe is a collection of data on consumer credit, covering 38 countries: the 27 EU member states, three EU candidate countries (Croatia, Turkey and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), the EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) as well as four additional key global economies (the United States, Australia, Canada and Japan). Its purpose is to provide reliable statistical information allowing users to make meaningful comparisons between these countries. Accordingly, definitions of concepts and aggregates from national authorities are provided. The package contains nominal and real data on major time series such as outstanding consumer credit and annual final consumption expenditures of households. Data are presented in euro and in national currency. In addition, ratios of household indebtedness are calculated and illustrated by graphs. It also includes breakdowns of the various credit statistics by maturity and currency. For some countries, tables presenting the composition of consumer credit stocks by lender and by instrument are also available.

The ECRI Statistical Package 2011 is also available for this same time period (1995-2010) with a broader scope, focusing on Household Lending in Europe, at a price of €600 (in Excel file). For more info on ECRI and a more detailed description of the ECRI Statistical Package series, see the ECRI website: http://www.ecri.eu