* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Bank return on assets, in percent, 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 136 countries was 1.57 percent.The highest value was in Syria: 8.83 percent and the lowest value was in Greece: -1.82 percent. The indicator is available from 1999 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: Bankscope
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Countries Return on assets, 2021 Global rank Available data
Syria 8.83 1 2005 - 2021
Zimbabwe 5.23 2 2001 - 2021
Ghana 4.9 3 2006 - 2021
Malawi 4.56 4 2000 - 2021
Burundi 4.4 5 2000 - 2021
Kazakhstan 4.37 6 2000 - 2021
Zambia 4.28 7 2000 - 2021
Angola 4.2 8 2002 - 2021
Tajikistan 4.18 9 2006 - 2021
Mozambique 4 10 2000 - 2021
Rwanda 3.89 11 2002 - 2021
Kenya 3.79 12 2000 - 2021
Georgia 3.59 13 2000 - 2021
Tanzania 3.47 14 2005 - 2021
Liberia 3.17 15 2015 - 2021
Uganda 2.89 16 2000 - 2021
Guyana 2.86 17 2000 - 2021
Namibia 2.78 18 2006 - 2021
Nicaragua 2.43 19 2000 - 2021
Egypt 2.36 20 2000 - 2021
Moldova 2.34 21 2000 - 2021
Azerbaijan 2.33 22 2000 - 2021
Iceland 2.33 23 2001 - 2021
Cambodia 2.27 24 2003 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 2.26 25 2000 - 2021
Mexico 2.1 26 2000 - 2021
Botswana 2.09 27 2000 - 2021
Argentina 2.05 28 2000 - 2021
Uruguay 2.02 29 2000 - 2021
Nepal 1.91 30 2000 - 2021
Brazil 1.86 31 2000 - 2021
Mongolia 1.86 32 2001 - 2021
Guatemala 1.85 33 2000 - 2021
Indonesia 1.84 34 2000 - 2021
Vietnam 1.82 35 2000 - 2021
Haiti 1.8 36 2004 - 2021
Paraguay 1.79 37 2000 - 2021
Jamaica 1.78 38 2003 - 2021
Ivory Coast 1.77 39 2000 - 2021
Peru 1.77 40 2000 - 2021
Bahamas 1.74 41 2000 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 1.7 42 2001 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 1.69 43 2000 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 1.64 44 2000 - 2021
Romania 1.63 45 2000 - 2021
Tunisia 1.62 46 2000 - 2021
Honduras 1.61 47 2000 - 2021
Pakistan 1.59 48 2000 - 2021
USA 1.59 49 2000 - 2021
Ukraine 1.54 50 2000 - 2021
Ethiopia 1.53 51 2000 - 2021
Cape Verde 1.47 52 2009 - 2021
Belarus 1.44 53 2000 - 2021
Israel 1.43 54 2000 - 2021
Philippines 1.43 55 2000 - 2021
Nigeria 1.41 56 2000 - 2021
Chile 1.38 57 2000 - 2021
New Zealand 1.38 58 2007 - 2021
Afghanistan 1.37 59 2007 - 2021
Croatia 1.37 60 2000 - 2021
Costa Rica 1.36 61 2000 - 2021
Sri Lanka 1.36 62 2012 - 2021
Albania 1.35 63 2000 - 2021
Venezuela 1.34 64 2000 - 2021
Qatar 1.32 65 2000 - 2021
Panama 1.31 66 2000 - 2021
South Africa 1.29 67 2000 - 2021
Norway 1.23 68 2000 - 2021
Slovenia 1.23 69 2000 - 2021
UA Emirates 1.22 70 2000 - 2021
Bulgaria 1.21 71 2000 - 2021
Malaysia 1.21 72 2000 - 2021
Bhutan 1.19 73 2014 - 2021
Barbados 1.18 74 2000 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 1.18 75 2000 - 2021
Hungary 1.18 76 2000 - 2021
Oman 1.17 77 2000 - 2021
El Salvador 1.16 78 2000 - 2021
India 1.16 79 2000 - 2021
Jordan 1.15 80 2000 - 2021
Canada 1.14 81 2000 - 2021
Ecuador 1.12 82 2000 - 2021
Kuwait 1.12 83 2000 - 2021
Mauritius 1.12 84 2000 - 2021
Turkey 1.1 85 2000 - 2021
Estonia 1.09 86 2000 - 2021
Czechia 1.07 87 2000 - 2021
Serbia 1.06 88 2000 - 2021
China 1.02 89 2000 - 2021
Morocco 1.01 90 2000 - 2021
Singapore 1.01 91 2000 - 2021
Ireland 1 92 2000 - 2021
Lithuania 1 93 2000 - 2021
North Macedonia 1 94 2000 - 2021
Fiji 0.98 95 2016 - 2021
Bangladesh 0.96 96 2000 - 2021
Bahrain 0.95 97 2000 - 2021
Lesotho 0.95 98 2001 - 2021
Sweden 0.95 99 2000 - 2021
Bolivia 0.9 100 2000 - 2021
Thailand 0.9 101 2000 - 2021
Armenia 0.89 102 2000 - 2021
Slovakia 0.89 103 2000 - 2021
Australia 0.87 104 2000 - 2021
Bermuda 0.87 105 2010 - 2021
Denmark 0.86 106 2000 - 2021
Austria 0.83 107 2000 - 2021
Uzbekistan 0.81 108 2000 - 2021
Finland 0.8 109 2000 - 2021
Hong Kong 0.8 110 2000 - 2021
Italy 0.79 111 2000 - 2021
Macao 0.78 112 2000 - 2021
UK 0.77 113 2000 - 2021
Latvia 0.75 114 2000 - 2021
Poland 0.74 115 2000 - 2021
South Korea 0.67 116 2000 - 2021
Netherlands 0.64 117 2000 - 2021
Luxembourg 0.63 118 2000 - 2021
Belgium 0.62 119 2000 - 2021
Portugal 0.6 120 2000 - 2021
Colombia 0.59 121 2000 - 2021
Taiwan 0.59 122 2000 - 2021
Montenegro 0.54 123 2004 - 2021
Malta 0.53 124 2000 - 2021
Spain 0.44 125 2000 - 2021
Laos 0.31 126 2009 - 2021
France 0.3 127 2000 - 2021
Russia 0.29 128 2000 - 2021
Burma 0.22 129 2006 - 2021
Japan 0.21 130 2000 - 2021
Cyprus 0.13 131 2000 - 2021
Germany 0.12 132 2000 - 2021
Switzerland 0.1 133 2000 - 2021
Lebanon 0.03 134 2000 - 2021
Iraq -0.01 135 2006 - 2021
Greece -1.82 136 2005 - 2021

Economic outlook around the world

Definition: Commercial banks’ pre-tax income to yearly averaged total 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.
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