South Africa: Bank assets to GDP

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 South Africa

Bank assets, percent of GDP

 Latest value 74.29
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1965 - 2021
 Average 59.68
 Min - Max 45.81 - 78.83
 Source The International Monetary Fund
For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 1965 to 2021. The average value for South Africa during that period was 59.68 percent with a minimum of 45.81 percent in 1980 and a maximum of 78.83 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2021 is 74.29 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 140 countries is 71.17 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
South Africa - Bank assets to GDP - Recent values chart

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South Africa - Bank assets to GDP - historical chart - 1965-2021




Definition: Total assets held by deposit money banks as a share of GDP. Assets include claims on domestic real nonfinancial sector which includes central, state and local governments, nonfinancial public enterprises and private sector. Deposit money banks comprise commercial banks and other financial institutions that accept transferable deposits, such as demand deposits.

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