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Germany: Bank return on assets, in percent: For that indicator, Bankscope provides data for Germany from 1996 to 2016. The average value for Germany during that period was 0.2 percent with a minumum of -0.33 percent in 2003 and a maximum of 1.05 percent in 1998. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: Commercial banks’ pre-tax income to yearly averaged total assets. 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.