Bank Loans to GDP fell to 73.8% in South Africa in 2017

Bank Loans to GDP (%)
Banking | South Africa | July 15, 2018
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Bank loans as a share of GDP reached 73.8 % in 2017 in South Africa, according to the National Central Bank. This is 1.89 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, bank loans as a share of GDP in South Africa reached an all time high of 77.3 % in 2015 and an all time low of 38.0 % in 1980. When compared to South Africa's main peers, bank loans as a share of GDP in Botswana amounted to 30.0 %, 16.9 % in Lesotho and 52.4 % in Namibia in 2017.

South Africa has been ranked 29th within the group of 99 countries we follow in terms of bank loans as a share of GDP, 10 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

A bank loan is a type of debt.

Bank Loans (As % of GDP) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Angola % 22.0% 24.2% 24.3% 25.7% 29.2%
Botswana % 28.6% 30.7% 31.9% 31.0% 34.0%
Lesotho % 12.4% 16.2% 18.3% 17.2% 18.6%
Mozambique % 23.8% 28.3% 31.0% 37.4% 56.6% ... ...
Namibia % 47.1% 46.6% 46.7% 48.3% 52.2%
South Africa % 65.7% 66.8% 63.3% 74.2% 77.3%
Swaziland % 22.2% 17.9% 21.6% 19.6% 27.2% ... ...
Zambia % 10.2% 12.0% 12.5% 13.2% 24.9% ... ...
Zimbabwe % 19.0% 20.8% 20.8% 20.1% 16.5% ... ...