Consumer Credit Outstanding and Finance Rates: 1970 to 2006

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1159):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 43 rows and 9 columns.

In billions of dollars, except percent (350.1 represents $350,100,000,000). Covers most short- and intermediate-term credit extended to individuals, excluding loans secured by real estate. Beginning 1977 includes student loans; see below. Estimated amounts of seasonally adjusted credit outstanding as of end of year; finance rates, annual averages


  1. Comprises automobile loans and all other loans not included in revolving
    credit, such as loans for mobile homes, education, boats, trailers, or
    vacations. These loans may be secured or unsecured.
  2. Prior to 1983, maturities were 36 months for new car loans.


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.