Loan Loss Provisions to Bank Loans rose to 2.63% in Lesotho in 2017

Loan Loss Provisions to Bank Loans (%)
Banking | Lesotho | February 3, 2019
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Loan loss provisions as a percentage of bank loans reached 2.63 % in 2017 in Lesotho, according to the National Central Bank. This is 39 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, loan loss provisions as a percentage of bank loans in Lesotho reached an all time high of 2.63 % in 2017 and an all time low of 0.454 % in 2010. When compared to Lesotho's main peers, loan loss provisions as a percentage of bank loans in Botswana amounted to 1.94 % and 0.929 % in South Africa in 2017.

Lesotho has been ranked 7th within the group of 63 countries we follow in terms of loan loss provisions as a percentage of bank loans.

Loan Loss Provisions (As % of Bank Loans) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Botswana % ... ... ... 1.42% 1.38% 1.40% 1.36%
Lesotho % ... 1.00% 1.60% 1.53% 1.65% 1.65%
Mozambique % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Namibia % ... 0.156% 0.154% 0.274% 0.342% 0.418%
South Africa % 1.16% 1.46% 1.54% 1.49% 1.16%
Swaziland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Zambia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Zimbabwe % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...