Malawi: Return on assets

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 Malawi

Bank return on assets, in percent

 Latest value 4.56
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2000 - 2021
 Average 6.72
 Min - Max 4.18 - 9.82
 Source Bankscope
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 2000 to 2021. The average value for Malawi during that period was 6.72 percent with a minimum of 4.18 percent in 2017 and a maximum of 9.82 percent in 2013. The latest value from 2021 is 4.56 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 136 countries is 1.57 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
Malawi - Return on assets - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Malawi - Return on assets - historical chart - 2000-2021




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.


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 Non-interest income to total income 42.78 2021 percent
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 Real interest rate 2.84 2022 percent
 Legal rights 11.00 2020 points
 Credit information sharing 7.00 2019 points
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