* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Korea: Bank return on equity, in percent: For that indicator, Bankscope provides data for South Korea from 1996 to 2016. The average value for South Korea during that period was 9.1 percent with a minumum of -29.35 percent in 1999 and a maximum of 30.09 percent in 2004. 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 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.