Non-performing loans as a share of bank loans reached 8.39 % in 2018 in Italy, according to the National Central Bank. This is 41.7 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, non-performing loans as a share of bank loans in Italy reached an all time high of 18.1 % in 2015 and an all time low of 5.78 % in 2007. When compared to Italy's main peers, non-performing loans as a share of bank loans in Austria amounted to 1.88 %, 2.75 % in France, 6.01 % in Slovenia and 0.670 % in Switzerland in 2018.
Italy has been ranked 31st within the group of 119 countries we follow in terms of non-performing loans as a share of bank loans, 7 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.