United Kingdom Consumer Credit  1993-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Consumer credit in the United Kingdom increased by £1.7 billion to £198.4 billion in May 2017 following a downwardly revised £1.48 billion rise in April and well above market expectations of £1.4 billion. It was the biggest increase since November last year. On an annualised basis, consumer borrowing rose 10.3 percent (at the same pace as in the previous month), as credit card lending went up by 9.1 percent year-on-year to £68.2 billion (from 9.7 percent in April) and other loans and advances grew by 10.9 percent to £131.5 billion (from 10.7 percent). Consumer Credit in the United Kingdom averaged 912.48 GBP Million from 1993 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2224 GBP Million in January of 2005 and a record low of -1193 GBP Million in August of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-05-04 08:30 AM Mar £1624B £1476M £1300B £ 1251M
2017-05-31 08:30 AM Apr £1525B £1613M £1500M £1680M
2017-06-29 08:30 AM May £1732M £1483M £1400M £1451M
2017-07-31 08:30 AM Jun £1732M £1370M
2017-08-30 08:30 AM Jul £ 1580.3M
2017-09-29 08:30 AM Aug £ 1596.3M




United Kingdom Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -10.00 -5.00 10.00 -39.00 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.60 -1.10 3.00 -3.40 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.90 0.90 8.90 -3.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 310357.00 309169.00 310357.00 65075.00 GBP Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 304966.00 309295.00 311501.00 62925.00 GBP Million [+]
Personal Savings 1.70 3.30 15.50 -0.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.25 1.25 18.00 1.25 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 1732.00 1483.00 2224.00 -1193.00 GBP Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.47 1.51 2.22 0.92 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 87.60 87.60 97.10 29.20 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 126.42 123.97 136.56 101.02 percent [+]


United Kingdom Consumer Credit Notes

Consumer credit (excluding student loans) is defined as borrowing by UK individuals to finance current expenditure on goods and/or services excluding loans issued by the Student Loans Company. Consumer credit (excluding student loans) is split into two components; credit card lending and ‘other’ lending (mainly overdrafts and other loans/advances). This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Consumer Credit - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Consumer Credit - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1732.00 1483.00 2224.00 -1193.00 1993 - 2017 GBP Million Monthly



consumer credit by Country

Last
Australia 2612.60 May/17
Brazil 1587375.00 May/17
Canada 575397.00 Apr/17
China 280011.40 Jun/17
Euro Area 635221.45 May/17
France 1279383.00 Apr/17
Germany 231929.00 Mar/17
Indonesia 2021755.00 Apr/17
Italy 91611.93 May/17
Japan 334522.00 Mar/17
Mexico 1211553.90 Mar/17
Netherlands 17409.00 Dec/16
Russia 10845862.00 Apr/17
South Korea 1359653.80 Mar/17
Spain 648282649.00 Mar/17
Switzerland 836712.00 May/17
Turkey 454789599.00 Jun/17
United Kingdom 1732.00 May/17
United States 18.40 May/17