Turkey’s banking watchdog, the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK), has published the statistics for Turkey’s banking sector as of the end of July 2020. Total assets have increased 34.7% to TL 5,618,836 million (USD 809.6 billion) compared with the same month of the previous year. The largest asset figure is total loans which have increased 35.7% to TL 3,377,534 million (USD 486.7 billion). On the liabilities side, total deposits are TL 3,209,480 million (USD 462.5 billion), an increase of 42%. Net profit totalled TL 39 billion (USD 6 billion), an increase of 38.1% on the same period of the previous year.
The figure for non-performing loans as of July 2020 is TL 150,309 million (USD 21.7 billion), which is 4.26 of total loans, which compares with 4.59% for the same month of the previous year.
The USD rate was TL 6.94 in July 2020, compared with TL 5.52 for the same month of the previous year. The average USD rate for the first seven months of 2020 is TL 6.54.
A total of 54 state/private/foreign lenders, including deposit banks, participation banks, and development and investment banks, conduct banking activities in Turkey as of March 2020. The sector has 188,164 employees, serving through 10,161 branches both in Turkey and at overseas locations.