South Korea: Return on equity

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 South Korea

Bank return on equity, in percent

 Latest value 9.77
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2000 - 2021
 Average 9.49
 Min - Max 6.23 - 14.59
 Source Bankscope
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 2000 to 2021. The average value for South Korea during that period was 9.49 percent with a minimum of 6.23 percent in 2015 and a maximum of 14.59 percent in 2011. The latest value from 2021 is 9.77 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 136 countries is 13.44 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 Korea - Return on equity - recent values

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South Korea - Return on equity - historical chart - 2000-2021




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.


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