* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
USA: Bank return on equity, in percent: For that indicator, Bankscope provides data for the USA from 1996 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 16.15 percent with a minumum of 1.61 percent in 2008 and a maximum of 26.33 percent in 1999. 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.