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Barbados

Barbadian and Bajan Assets Stats

Definitions

  • Claims on governments > Etc. > Annual growth as % of M2: Claims on governments and other public entities (IFS line 32an + 32b + 32bx + 32c) usually comprise direct credit for specific purposes such as financing of the government budget deficit or loans to state enterprises, advances against future credit authorisations, and purchases of treasury bills and bonds, net of deposits by the public sector. Public sector deposits with the banking system also include sinking funds for the service of debt and temporary deposits of government revenues. Money and quasi money (M2) comprise the sum of currency outside banks, demand deposits other than those of the central government, and the time, savings, and foreign currency deposits of resident sectors other than the central government."
  • Claims on governments and other public entities > Current LCU: Claims on governments and other public entities (IFS line 32an + 32b + 32bx + 32c) usually comprise direct credit for specific purposes such as financing of the government budget deficit or loans to state enterprises, advances against future credit authorisations, and purchases of treasury bills and bonds, net of deposits by the public sector. Public sector deposits with the banking system also include sinking funds for the service of debt and temporary deposits of government revenues. Data are in current local currency."
  • Claims on private sector > Annual growth as % of M2: Claims on private sector (IFS line 32d) include gross credit from the financial system to individuals, enterprises, nonfinancial public entities not included under net domestic credit, and financial institutions not included elsewhere. Money and quasi money (M2) comprise the sum of currency outside banks, demand deposits other than those of the central government, and the time, savings, and foreign currency deposits of resident sectors other than the central government."
  • Domestic credit provided by banking sector > % of GDP: Domestic credit provided by the banking sector includes all credit to various sectors on a gross basis, with the exception of credit to the central government, which is net. The banking sector includes monetary authorities and deposit money banks, as well as other banking institutions where data are available (including institutions that do not accept transferable deposits but do incur such liabilities as time and savings deposits). Examples of other banking institutions are savings and mortgage loan institutions and building and loan associations."
  • Domestic credit to private sector > % of GDP: Domestic credit to private sector refers to financial resources provided to the private sector, such as through loans, purchases of nonequity securities, and trade credits and other accounts receivable, that establish a claim for repayment. For some countries these claims include credit to public enterprises."
  • Net domestic credit > Current LCU: Net domestic credit is the sum of net credit to the nonfinancial public sector, credit to the private sector, and other accounts. Data are in current local currency."
  • Net foreign assets > Current LCU: Net foreign assets are the sum of foreign assets held by monetary authorities and deposit money banks, less their foreign liabilities. Data are in current local currency."
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Claims on governments > Etc. > Annual growth as % of M2 2.38% 2008 49th out of 144
Claims on governments and other public entities > Current LCU 1.19 billion 2008 67th out of 145
Claims on private sector > Annual growth as % of M2 4.71% 2008 127th out of 143
Domestic credit provided by banking sector > % of GDP 123.71% 2008 16th out of 138
Domestic credit to private sector > % of GDP 94.64% 2008 20th out of 138
Net domestic credit > Current LCU 9.11 billion 2008 110th out of 144
Net foreign assets > Current LCU 1.74 billion 2008 116th out of 145

SOURCES: International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.

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