ARCHIVED—Comprehensive Review Report (2004–09)
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Appendix C: Canada Small Business Financing Program Activity Review
CSBF Program lending has decreased from 11 143 loans in 2004–05 to 7846 in 2008–09. Lending has also declined from $1.041 billion to $0.916 billion. Average loan value has increased from $93 500 in 2004–05 to $116 800 in 2008–09.
Roughly 54 percent of CSBF loans were to start-ups and businesses less than one year old.
Four industry sectors accounted for 59 percent of the value of loans and 65 percent of the value of claims.
Over the review period, equipment loans, which account for 60 percent of claims, declined. Leasehold improvements as a percent of loans and claims both increased.
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