For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1996 to 2017. The average value for South Korea during that period was 6.49 percent with a minimum of -50.35 percent in 1998 and a maximum of 30.09 percent in 2004.
The latest value from 2017 is 11.11 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 181
countries is 15.91 percent.
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Definition: Commercial banks’ pre-tax income to yearly averaged equity. 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.