Non-performing loans as a share of bank loans reached 4.96 % in 2018 in Romania, according to the National Central Bank. This is 22.7 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, non-performing loans as a share of bank loans in Romania reached an all time high of 52.6 % in 1997 and an all time low of 1.10 % in 2002. When compared to Romania's main peers, non-performing loans as a share of bank loans in Bulgaria amounted to 7.80 %, 2.47 % in Hungary, 12.5 % in Moldova and 52.8 % in Ukraine in 2018.
Romania has been ranked 49th within the group of 119 countries we follow in terms of non-performing loans as a share of bank loans, 22 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.