Corporate loans reached 139 USD bil in 2012 in Portugal, according to the National Central Bank. This is 5.75 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, corporate loans in Portugal reached an all time high of 169 USD bil in 2009 and an all time low of 0.000 USD bil in 2000. When compared to Portugal's main peers, corporate loans in France amounted to 1,081 USD bil, 111 USD bil in Ireland and 934 USD bil in Spain in 2012.
Portugal has been ranked 20th within the group of 92 countries we follow in terms of corporate loans.
Corporate loans are loans made to businesses for a specific business purpose.