Non-performing loans as a share of bank equity reached 45.2 % in 2017 in Moldova, according to the National Central Bank. This is 0.025 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, non-performing loans as a share of bank equity in Moldova reached an all time high of 57.2 % in 2009 and an all time low of 13.9 % in 2007. When compared to Moldova's main peers, non-performing loans as a share of bank equity in Bulgaria amounted to 65.8 %, 68.8 % in Russia and 372 % in Ukraine in 2017.
Moldova has been ranked 21st within the group of 86 countries we follow in terms of non-performing loans as a share of bank equity, 10 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
A non-performing loan is a loan that is in default or close to being in default.