NPLs to Bank Loans rose to 5.20% in Botswana in third quarter of 2019

NPLs to Bank Loans (%)
Banking | Botswana | January 24, 2020
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Non-performing loans as a share of bank loans reached 5.20 % in third quarter of 2019 in Botswana, according to the National Central Bank. This is 4.15 % more than in the previous quarter.

Historically, non-performing loans as a share of bank loans in Botswana reached an all time high of 5.63 % in third quarter of 2017 and an all time low of 2.21 % in first quarter of 2013.

Botswana has been ranked 20th within the group of 53 countries we follow in terms of non-performing loans as a share of bank loans.

A non-performing loan is a loan that is in default or close to being in default.

Non-Performing Loans (As % of Total Loans) Unit Sep 2017 Dec 2017 Mar 2018 Jun 2018 Sep 2018 Dec 2018 Mar 2019 Jun 2019 Sep 2019
Angola % 27.0% 29.8% 21.5% 23.2% ... ... ...
Botswana % 5.29% 4.84% 5.26% 5.43% 5.15%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Lesotho % 4.40% 4.04% 4.14% 3.66% 3.39%
Mozambique % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Namibia % 2.88% 2.91% 3.41% 3.58% 3.79%
South Africa % 3.30% 3.50% 3.66% 3.73% 3.77% ...
Swaziland % 7.44% 7.91% 8.30% 9.32% 8.79% ...
Tanzania % 11.0% 10.9% 9.29% 9.93% ... ... ...
Zambia % 13.0% 12.4% 11.3% 11.0% 9.91% ... ...
Zimbabwe % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...