Non-performing loans as a share of bank equity reached 33.4 % in 2017 in China, according to the National Central Bank. This is 3.83 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, non-performing loans as a share of bank equity in China reached an all time high of 135 % in 2004 and an all time low of % in. When compared to China's main peers, non-performing loans as a share of bank equity in India amounted to 74.7 %, 68.8 % in Russia and 5.67 % in USA in 2017.
China has been ranked 31st within the group of 86 countries we follow in terms of non-performing loans as a share of bank equity, 25 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
A non-performing loan is a loan that is in default or close to being in default.