The Information and Statistics Department at the Bank of Israel runs a database of local credit market activity and calculates aggregate data regarding credit volumes in the market, by segment. The data's main significance is for the purpose of determining the Bank of Israel's monetary policies and for the purpose of monitoring and analyzing financial stability.  Datasets of credit aggregates are published on the Bank's website, and are very useful to economists and analysts following financial activity in the market.


The study features various segmentations of the market's credit aggregates, such as lender segments, borrower segments, types of instruments, account balances and movements, as well as their manner of calculation. This study includes a description of the data framework and definitions, with  numerical examples of the borrower-lender (who to whom) matrix, a breakdown of the data sources, and a description of key application and processing methods.​