Global liquidity indicators

Updated 6 June 2017

GLIs on total credit by currency of denomination were revised from end-December 2015 to include credit extended by banks in China and Russia. Also, total credit in euros and Japanese yen were revised to show amounts outstanding in euro and yen, respectively, instead of US dollars. For more information about revisions to the GLIs, see the explanation of how the GLIs are constructed.

The term global liquidity is used by the BIS to mean the ease of financing in global financial markets. Credit is among the key indicators of global liquidity and the focus of the global liquidity indicators estimated by the BIS. These indicators constitute part of the BIS's support for the G20's activities.

Table PDF BIS Statistics Explorer
E1 Banks' claims PDF
E2 Total credit by currency of denomination PDF

Browse and download data

The Global Liquidity Indicators are available in the BIS Statistics Explorer. The full data set can be downloaded in a single CSV file

See our video on "Global liquidity indicators - what they are and how to find them".

Research and analysis

Global liquidity conditions are analysed in the Highlights section of the March and September issues of the BIS Quarterly Review.

The BIS global liquidity indicators build on work by the Committee on the Global Financial System, which in 2011 published a report on global liquidity.

Publication dates

Global liquidity indicators are published quarterly in the BIS Statistical Bulletin. View our release calendar for advance notice of publication dates.

More information

Explanation of how the global liquidity indicators are constructed.

The following publications provide further information on global liquidity issues:


For queries regarding global liquidity indicators, please write to statistics$ (where "$" denotes "@").