Non-performing loans as a share of bank loans reached 8.77 % in 2018 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to the National Central Bank. This is 12.7 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, non-performing loans as a share of bank loans in Bosnia and Herzegovina reached an all time high of 21.2 % in 2000 and an all time low of 3.02 % in 2007. When compared to Bosnia and Herzegovina's main peers, non-performing loans as a share of bank loans in Croatia amounted to 9.71 %, 8.39 % in Italy and 7.43 % in Montenegro in 2018.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has been ranked 30th within the group of 119 countries we follow in terms of non-performing loans as a share of bank loans, 27 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.