* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Korea: Non-performing loans as percent of all bank loans: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for South Korea from 2008 to 2014. The average value for South Korea during that period was 0.55 percent with a minumum of 0.48 percent in 2011 and a maximum of 0.59 percent in 2010. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The percent non-performing loans in South Korea 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 South Korea 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.