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.
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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.