Non-performing loans as a share of bank loans reached 2.75 % in 2018 in France, according to the National Central Bank. This is 10.8 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, non-performing loans as a share of bank loans in France reached an all time high of 5.00 % in 2000 and an all time low of 2.70 % in 2007. When compared to France's main peers, non-performing loans as a share of bank loans in Belgium amounted to 2.27 %, 1.24 % in Germany, 8.39 % in Italy and 3.69 % in Spain in 2018.
France has been ranked 75th within the group of 119 countries we follow in terms of non-performing loans as a share of bank loans, 9 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.