Ranking of ease of access to loans in the Benelux region 2016-2017, by country

This statistic shows the ranking of ease of access to loans in the Benelux countries (Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) in 2016 and 2017, by country. Of the Benelux countries, Luxembourg has the highest score when it comes to the ease of access of loans. The Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) combines 114 indicators that capture concepts that matter for productivity and long-term prosperity. These indicators are grouped into 12 pillars: institutions, infrastructure, macroeconomic environment, health and primary education, higher education and training, goods market efficiency, labor market efficiency, financial market development, technological readiness, market size, business sophistication, and innovation. These pillars are in turn organized into three subindexes: basic requirements, efficiency enhancers, and innovation and sophistication factors. The three subindexes are given different weights in the calculation of the overall Index, depending on each economy’s stage of development, as proxied by its GDP per capita and the share of exports represented by raw materials.

In your country, how easy is it for businesses to obtain a bank loan?*

Index score (on a scale of 1 to 7)
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Release date

September 2017


Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands

Survey time period

2016 and 2017

Number of respondents

220 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

business executives**

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "In your country, how easy is it for businesses to obtain a bank loan? [1 = extremely difficult; 7 = extremely easy]"

** The exact number of respondents and weights per country were as follows:
Belgium: 99 respondents.
Luxembourg: 43 respondents.
Netherlands: 78 respondents.

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