The inquiry on outstanding credit requests information about credits granted in Finland and to foreign countries classified by the sector and industry of the borrower and by purpose of use. The data are collected quarterly and the return delay is 20 days from the end of the statistical period. A machine-language report made with an Excel workbook is submitted to Statistics Finland via an encrypted email system.
Data on outstanding credit are collected from banks, other monetary financial institutions practising financial intermediation, insurance corporations, other financial intermediaries, the state and social security funds.
The Statistics Act obliges Statistics Finland to treat the data as confidential.
The contents of Statistics Finland’s data collection on outstanding credit will change as of the end of June 2010. This is because the Bank of Finland will adopt a revised practice in collecting financial institutions' balance sheet and interest rate data starting from the second quarter of 2010. To avoid an excessive data supply burden, Statistics Finland has discontinued data collection on the outstanding credit stock of monetary financial institutions (deposit banks and other monetary financial institutions practicing financial intermediation). Starting from the second quarter of 2010, all data on the outstanding credit of monetary financial institutions Statistics Finland needs will be obtained from the revised data collection of the Bank of Finland.
Last updated 19.6.2013