China: Return on equity

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
 China

Bank return on equity, in percent

 Latest value 12.18
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2000 - 2021
 Average 19.43
 Min - Max 10.47 - 28.51
 Source Bankscope
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 2000 to 2021. The average value for China during that period was 19.43 percent with a minimum of 10.47 percent in 2000 and a maximum of 28.51 percent in 2012. The latest value from 2021 is 12.18 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 136 countries is 13.44 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
China - Return on equity - Recent values chart

Historical chart
China - Return on equity - historical chart - 2000-2021




Definition: Commercial banks’ pre-tax income to yearly averaged equity. The numerator and denominator are first aggregated on the country level before division. Note that banks used in the calculation might differ between indicators. Calculated from underlying bank-by-bank unconsolidated data from Bankscope.


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