BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.28
By Natavan Rzayeva - Trend:
The total portfolio of bank loans in Uzbekistan amounted to 326.3 trillion soums ($30.1 billion) in 2021, Trend reports referring to the Uzbek Central Bank.
This indicator increased by 17.8 percent compared to 2020 (276.9 trillion soums or $25.5 billion).
The volume of non-performing loans (NPL) for the corresponding period amounted to 16.9 trillion soums ($1.5 billion).
This figure increased by 2.9 times compared to 2020 (5.7 trillion soums or $534.6 million).
The Central Bank notes that the level of indebtedness of the population is relatively small compared to Western countries, but its growth is contrary to other economic indicators of the country.
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