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USA: Bank overhead costs, percent of total assets: For that indicator, Bankscope provides data for the USA from 1996 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 3.12 percent with a minumum of 2.52 percent in 2016 and a maximum of 4 percent in 1999. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: Operating expenses of a bank as a share of the value of all assets held. Total assets include total earning assets, cash and due from banks, foreclosed real estate, fixed assets, goodwill, other intangibles, current tax assets, deferred tax assets, discontinued operations and other 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.