Non-performing loans as a share of bank equity reached 20.7 % in 2017 in Czech Republic, according to the National Central Bank. This is 19.4 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, non-performing loans as a share of bank equity in Czech Republic reached an all time high of 122 % in 1997 and an all time low of 14.8 % in 2007. When compared to Czech Republic's main peers, non-performing loans as a share of bank equity in Hungary amounted to 29.4 %, 34.7 % in Poland and 24.1 % in Slovakia in 2017.
Czech Republic has been ranked 41st within the group of 77 countries we follow in terms of non-performing loans as a share of bank equity, 14 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.