Recent Trends

The graph below shows the quarterly trend of new business volumes for general equipment finance for the last seven years.

New business volumes exhibited consistent improvement in the three years to 2012, when the annual volume reached $39.4 billion, but declined in 2013 to $37.0 billion.

There was a general improvement in business in 2014 to $37.7 billion, and further slight increases to $37.9 billion in 2015 and $38.6 billion in 2016.  However, new business levels are likely to remain subdued over the coming period, consistent with the prospects for overall business credit growth.

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