South Korea: Non-performing loans

(measure: percent; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

South Korea: Non-performing loans as percent of all bank loans

, 2008 - 2018: For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 2008 to 2018. The average value for South Korea during that period was 0.49 percent with a minimum of 0.25 percent in 2018 and a maximum of 0.59 percent in 2010. The latest value from 2018 is 0.25 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 131 countries is 6.68 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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.
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