Where Bad Bank Loans Are Best Covered by Provisions?

Total Provisions to NPLs (%), 2017 or latest
Banking | September 19, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 88 countries in 2017, Nicaragua ranked the highest in provisions as a share of non-performing loans with 249% followed by South Korea and China. On the other end of the scale was Canada with 15.1%, Namibia with 17.3% and Estonia with 21.3%.

Data for more countries are available at Total Provisions (As % of Non-Performing Loans) indicator page.

Total Provisions (As % of Non-Performing Loans) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Argentina % 74.8% 96.6% 117% 140% 148%
Brazil % 152% 149% 161% 156% 154%
Chile % 99.1% 103% 109% 111% 121%
China % 160% 171% 283% 263% 181%
Colombia % 182% 164% 161% 151% 155%
Costa Rica % 102% 104% 97.4% 111% 122%
Dominican Republic % 122% 103% 145% 182% 164%
El Salvador % 108% 113% 122% 119% 117% ...
Honduras % 135% 123% 125% 106% 127%
Macedonia % 77.7% 79.4% 80.2% 81.9% 108%
Mexico % 190% 185% 148% 133% 140%
Nicaragua % 251% 146% 107% 225% 244% ...
Peru % 143% 136% 126% 114% 116%
Philippines % 68.1% 76.0% 80.6% 73.5% 125%
South Korea % 38.7% 41.2% 30.1% 34.0% 279% ...