Non-performing loans as a share of bank loans reached 12.5 % in 2018 in Moldova, according to the National Central Bank. This is 32.0 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, non-performing loans as a share of bank loans in Moldova reached an all time high of 20.6 % in 2000 and an all time low of 3.70 % in 2007. When compared to Moldova's main peers, non-performing loans as a share of bank loans in Bulgaria amounted to 7.80 %, 4.96 % in Romania, 10.1 % in Russia and 52.8 % in Ukraine in 2018.
Moldova has been ranked 12th within the group of 119 countries we follow in terms of non-performing loans as a share of bank loans, 15 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.