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The Treatment of Nonperforming Loans in Macroeconomic Statistics


  • Cornelis N Gorter
  • Adriaan M. Bloem


This paper seeks to promote discussion on the treatment of nonperforming loans in macroeconomic statistics. After reviewing current recommendations in international statistical manuals and the guidelines provided by some main banking and accounting institutions, the paper recommends that the information on nonperforming loans provided by macroeconomic statistics should be expanded. The paper concludes with a list of issues that deserve further study.

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  • Cornelis N Gorter & Adriaan M. Bloem, 2001. "The Treatment of Nonperforming Loans in Macroeconomic Statistics," IMF Working Papers 01/209, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:01/209

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    1. Olivier M Frecaut, 2016. "A National Wealth Approach to Banking Crises and Financial Stability," IMF Working Papers 16/128, International Monetary Fund.
    2. Sabbah Gueddoudj, 2013. "Fluctuations Economiques et Dynamiques de la Constitution de Provisions Pour Créances Douteuses des Banques Luxembourgeoises," BCL working papers 81, Central Bank of Luxembourg.
    3. Fofack, Hippolyte L., 2005. "Nonperforming loans in Sub-Saharan Africa : causal analysis and macroeconomic implications," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3769, The World Bank.
    4. Bholat, David & Lastra, Rosa & Markose, Sheri & Miglionico, Andrea & Sen, Kallol, 2016. "Non-performing loans: regulatory and accounting treatments of assets," Bank of England working papers 594, Bank of England.
    5. Rayenda Brahmana & Chin hong Puah & Michael Chai, 2016. "Natural Disaster and Local Bank Non-Performing Loan: Case of Nias Tsunami 2004," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 36(4), pages 2413-2421.
    6. Samuel Gameli Gadzo, 2018. "Non-Performing Loan and Liquidity of Universal Banks: Does Minimum Capital Requirement Matters?," The Journal of Social Sciences Research, Academic Research Publishing Group, vol. 4(12), pages 792-801, 12-2018.
    7. David Bholat & Rosa M. Lastra & Sheri M. Markose & Andrea Miglionico & Kallol Sen, 2018. "Non-performing loans at the dawn of IFRS 9: regulatory and accounting treatment of asset quality," Journal of Banking Regulation, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 19(1), pages 33-54, January.


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