USA: Banking system capital to assets

(measure: percent; source: The International Monetary Fund)

USA: Banking system capital, percent of assets

: For that indicator, The International Monetary Fund provides data for the USA from 1998 to 2014. The average value for the USA during that period was 10.37 percent with a minumum of 8.4 percent in 1999 and a maximum of 12.7 percent in 2010. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Ratio of bank capital and reserves to total assets. Capital and reserves include funds contributed by owners, retained earnings, general and special reserves, provisions, and valuation adjustments. Capital includes tier 1 capital (paid-up shares and common stock), which is a common feature in all countries' banking systems, and total regulatory capital, which includes several specified types of subordinated debt instruments that need not be repaid if the funds are required to maintain minimum capital levels (these comprise tier 2 and tier 3 capital). Total assets include all nonfinancial and financial assets. Reported by IMF staff. Note that due to differences in national accounting, taxation, and supervisory regimes, these data are not strictly comparable across countries.