Germany: Bank cost to income ratio

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 Germany

Bank cost to income ratio, in percent

 Latest value 88.62
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2000 - 2021
 Average 81.45
 Min - Max 63.27 - 97.17
 Source Bankscope
For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 2000 to 2021. The average value for Germany during that period was 81.45 percent with a minimum of 63.27 percent in 2005 and a maximum of 97.17 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2021 is 88.62 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 133 countries is 54.80 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Germany - Bank cost to income ratio - recent values

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Germany - Bank cost to income ratio - historical chart - 2000-2021




Definition: Operating expenses of a bank as a share of the sum of net-interest revenue and other operating income. 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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 Return on assets 0.12 2021 percent
 Return on equity 2.62 2021 percent
 Banking system z-scores 16.05 2021 index points
 Liquid assets to deposits 62.43 2014 percent
 Banking system capital to assets 5.93 2020 percent
 Non-interest income to total income 56.16 2021 percent
 Legal rights 6.00 2020 points
 Credit information sharing 8.00 2019 points
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