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Consumer credit

Loans granted to households for the purchase of consumer goods and services intended for personal use.
The item includes all bank account overdrafts and credit card credits, including those on cheque accounts with overdraft facility, credit granted for trips (other than study or business trips), and other credit granted to households for consumption (e.g. on a car, domestic appliances, etc.).

Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus