Lesotho: Bank overhead cost

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 Lesotho

Bank overhead costs, percent of total assets

 Latest value 4.28
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2001 - 2021
 Average 5.82
 Min - Max 3.84 - 7.45
 Source Bankscope
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 2001 to 2021. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 5.82 percent with a minimum of 3.84 percent in 2001 and a maximum of 7.45 percent in 2017. The latest value from 2021 is 4.28 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 136 countries is 2.44 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Lesotho - Bank overhead cost - Recent values chart

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Lesotho - Bank overhead cost - historical chart - 2001-2021




Definition: Operating expenses of a bank as a share of the value of all assets held. Total assets include total earning assets, cash and due from banks, foreclosed real estate, fixed assets, goodwill, other intangibles, current tax assets, deferred tax assets, discontinued operations and other 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.

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