Costa Rica: Banking system capital to assets

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 Costa Rica

Banking system capital, percent of assets

 Latest value 9.74
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1998 - 2020
 Average 10.75
 Min - Max 9.38 - 13.8
 Source The International Monetary Fund
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 1998 to 2020. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 10.75 percent with a minimum of 9.38 percent in 2016 and a maximum of 13.8 percent in 2006. The latest value from 2020 is 9.74 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 105 countries is 10.50 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
Costa Rica - Banking system capital to assets - recent values

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Costa Rica - Banking system capital to assets - historical chart - 1998-2020




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.


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