Debt service ratios for the private non-financial sector
Updated 6 March 2017
The BIS publishes debt service ratios (DSR) for the household, the non-financial corporate and the total private non-financial sector (PNFS) for 17 countries. Total PNFS DSRs are also available for 15 additional countries, using different income and interest rates measures, due to data availability at the national level.
The DSR reflects the share of income used to service debt and has been found to provide important information about financial-real interactions. For one, the DSR is a reliable early warning indicator for systemic banking crises. Furthermore, a high DSR has a strong negative impact on consumption and investment. The DSRs are constructed based primarily on data from the national accounts.
- Data: Debt service ratios (XLSX, last updated 6 March 2017)
- Tables on debt service ratios (from the Statistical Bulletin)
- Metholodogy and data for DSR calculation (last updated 6 March 2016)
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The following provides further information on the debt service ratios for the private non-financial sector.
- "How much income is used for debt payments? A new database for debt service ratios", article from the BIS Quarterly Review, September 2015.
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