Survey of Monthly Credit Aggregates

Detailed information for September 2022

Status:

Active

Frequency:

Monthly

Record number:

5334

The purpose of this survey is to collect monthly balance sheet and lending information from non-bank financial institutions. These data will be collected as part of the Monthly Credit Aggregates (MCA) program, which provides estimates of borrowing by households and non-financial corporations from various lending sectors.

Data release - November 18, 2022

Description

The data collected by the Survey of Monthly Credit Aggregates are comprised of balance sheet statements and associated reporting prepared by non-bank financial institutions. The data include asset, liability and equity items contained within a monthly balance sheet along with additional supplementary items.

Information collected by this survey supports the production of estimates via the Monthly Credit Aggregates program. This includes information on borrowing by households and non-financial corporations across a range of credit instruments and by lending sectors. These statistics are a key measure for monitoring financial vulnerability and are used by a wide variety of economists, analysts, and policy makers.

Collection period: Collection of the data begins approximately 5 working days after the end of the reference month, and continues for the duration of that calendar month.

Subjects

  • Balance sheets
  • Government
  • Household assets, debts and wealth
  • Income, pensions, spending and wealth

Data sources and methodology

Target population

The target population for the program are non-bank financial institutions.

Instrument design

This methodology type does not apply to this statistical program.

Sampling

This is a sample survey with a cross-sectional design.

This methodology does not apply.

Data sources

Responding to this survey is voluntary.

Data are extracted from administrative files.

Data are collected directly from survey respondents.

Error detection

This methodology does not apply.

Imputation

This methodology type does not apply to this statistical program.

Estimation

This methodology does not apply.

Quality evaluation

This methodology does not apply.

Disclosure control

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.

Revisions and seasonal adjustment

This methodology type does not apply to this statistical program.

Data accuracy

This methodology does not apply.

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