Retail loans reached 151 EUR bil in 2012 in Portugal, according to the National Central Bank. This is 4.68 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, retail loans in Portugal reached an all time high of 162 EUR bil in 2010 and an all time low of 22.9 EUR bil in 1995. When compared to Portugal's main peers, retail loans in France amounted to 1,127 EUR bil, 200 EUR bil in Ireland, 209 MAD bil in Morocco and 821 EUR bil in Spain in 2012.
Portugal has been ranked 51st within the group of 79 countries we follow in terms of retail loans, 26 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
A retail loan is a loan provided by a bank to a physical person.