Bank loans as a share of bank deposits reached 69.3 % in 2012 in Japan, according to the National Central Bank. This is 1.1 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, bank loans as a share of bank deposits in Japan reached an all time high of 136 % in 1961 and an all time low of 68.6 % in 2011. When compared to Japan's main peers, bank loans as a share of bank deposits in China amounted to 71.3 %, 145 % in Russia, 134 % in South Korea and 72.5 % in USA in 2012.
Japan has been ranked 116th within the group of 146 countries we follow in terms of bank loans as a share of bank deposits, 63 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
A bank loan is a type of debt.