What Economies Are Most Exposed to Mortgage Lending?

Mortgage Loans to GDP (%), 2017 or latest
Banking | September 19, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 90 countries in 2017, Switzerland ranked the highest in mortgage loans as a share of GDP with 125% followed by Denmark and Australia. On the other end of the scale was Afghanistan with 0.021%, Guinea with 0.048% and Tajikistan with 0.296%.

Data for more countries are available at Mortgage Loans (As % of GDP) indicator page.

Mortgage Loans (As % of GDP) Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Australia % 84.0% 85.0% 88.0% 92.6% 95.0% ...
Canada % 63.6% 64.2% 64.4% 68.3% 70.7%
Cyprus % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 65.5% 65.8% 66.7% 66.1% 63.6% ... ...
Denmark % 122% 120% 117% 115% 114%
Japan % 47.2% 47.7% 47.8% 47.2% 48.1% ...
Lithuania % ... 57.7% 55.4% 56.7% 57.0% 58.9% ...
Luxembourg % 49.2% 50.3% 50.1% 51.1% 53.5% ... ...
Netherlands % 81.4% 79.4% 77.5% 75.4% 73.4% ...
New Zealand % 83.1% 83.4% 81.2% 83.8% 86.0% ...
Norway % ... ... ... ... ... ... 66.3% 67.5% 69.8% 76.0% 81.7% ... ...
Portugal % 69.8% 66.4% 62.6% 62.7% 61.1% ...
Sweden % ... ... ... 60.3% 62.0% 63.3% 64.2% 66.2% ... ...
Switzerland % 113% 115% 118% 121% 124% ...
USA % 58.8% 56.4% 54.0% 52.8% 52.8% ...
United Kingdom % 72.3% 70.2% 68.1% 68.0% 67.2% ...