Malawi: Non-performing loans

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 Malawi

Non-performing loans as percent of all bank loans

 Latest value 5.52
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2015 - 2022
 Average 6.08
 Min - Max 2.83 - 10.3
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 2015 to 2022. The average value for Malawi during that period was 6.08 percent with a minimum of 2.83 percent in 2018 and a maximum of 10.3 percent in 2016. The latest value from 2022 is 5.52 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 76 countries is 5.50 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Malawi - Non-performing loans - recent values




The percent non-performing loans in Malawi reflects the health of the banking system. A higher percent of such loans shows that banks have difficulty collecting interest and principal on their credits. That may lead to less profits for the banks in Malawi and, possibly, bank closures.
Definition: Bank nonperforming loans to total gross loans are the value of nonperforming loans divided by the total value of the loan portfolio (including nonperforming loans before the deduction of specific loan-loss provisions). The loan amount recorded as nonperforming should be the gross value of the loan as recorded on the balance sheet, not just the amount that is overdue.


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 Net interest margin 7.26 2021 percent
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 Regulatory capital to risk-weighted assets 21.27 2020 percent
 Return on assets 4.56 2021 percent
 Return on equity 28.69 2021 percent
 Banking system z-scores 14.51 2021 index points
 Liquid assets to deposits 32.05 2021 percent
 Banking system capital to assets 12.48 2020 percent
 Non-interest income to total income 42.78 2021 percent
 Lending interest rate 25.35 2022 percent
 Real interest rate 2.84 2022 percent
 Legal rights 11.00 2020 points
 Credit information sharing 7.00 2019 points
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