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 January 2020. Total assets have increased 17.4% to TL 4,533,530 million (USD 758.1 billion) compared with the same month of the previous year. The largest asset figure is total loans which have increased 12.9% to TL 2,683,349 million (USD 448.7 billion). On the liabilities side, total deposits are TL 2,590,958 million (USD 433.3 billion), an increase of 26.5%. Net profit totalled TL 7.9 billion (USD 1.3 billion), an increase of 146.9% on the same period of the previous year.
The figure for non-performing loans as of January 2020 is TL 151,866 million (USD 25.4 billion), which is 5.36% of total loans, which compares with 4.03% for the same month of the previous year.
The USD rate was TL 5.98 in January 2020, compared with TL 5.21 for the same month of the previous year.
A total of 50 state/private/foreign lenders, including deposit banks, participation banks, and development and investment banks, conduct banking activities in Turkey as of January 2019. The sector has around 208,000 employees, serving through over 11,500 branches both in Turkey and overseas locations with 48,455 ATMs.