* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

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

The average for 2021 based on 136 countries was 13.44 percent.The highest value was in Zambia: 46.36 percent and the lowest value was in Greece: -15.65 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 equity, 2021 Global rank Available data
Zambia 46.36 1 2000 - 2021
Kazakhstan 34.96 2 2000 - 2021
Ghana 32.2 3 2006 - 2021
Syria 31.95 4 2005 - 2021
Burundi 29.01 5 2000 - 2021
Malawi 28.69 6 2000 - 2021
Egypt 27.97 7 2000 - 2021
Zimbabwe 26.5 8 2001 - 2021
Angola 26.2 9 2002 - 2021
Georgia 26.18 10 2000 - 2021
Liberia 25.89 11 2015 - 2021
Mozambique 24.87 12 2002 - 2021
Vietnam 24.03 13 2000 - 2021
Pakistan 23.28 14 2000 - 2021
Rwanda 23.23 15 2002 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 23.07 16 2000 - 2021
Tanzania 22.87 17 2005 - 2021
Kenya 21.83 18 2000 - 2021
Haiti 21.23 19 2004 - 2021
Israel 21.19 20 2000 - 2021
Ivory Coast 21.01 21 2000 - 2021
Namibia 20.84 22 2006 - 2021
Guyana 20.49 23 2000 - 2021
Botswana 20.07 24 2000 - 2021
Uruguay 20.01 25 2000 - 2021
Chile 19.87 26 2000 - 2021
Guatemala 19.85 27 2000 - 2021
Tajikistan 19.38 28 2006 - 2021
Canada 19.16 29 2000 - 2021
Mexico 18.7 30 2000 - 2021
Brazil 18.65 31 2000 - 2021
Mongolia 18.32 32 2001 - 2021
Nepal 17.83 33 2000 - 2021
South Africa 17.56 34 2000 - 2021
New Zealand 17.33 35 2007 - 2021
Macao 16.88 36 2000 - 2021
Cape Verde 16.49 37 2009 - 2021
Tunisia 16.47 38 2000 - 2021
Peru 16.4 39 2000 - 2021
Sri Lanka 16.4 40 2012 - 2021
Azerbaijan 16.27 41 2000 - 2021
Ethiopia 15.84 42 2000 - 2021
USA 15.81 43 2000 - 2021
Nicaragua 15.25 44 2000 - 2021
Uganda 15.1 45 2000 - 2021
Iceland 15.05 46 2001 - 2021
Romania 14.86 47 2000 - 2021
Honduras 14.63 48 2000 - 2021
Paraguay 14.55 49 2000 - 2021
Bolivia 14.17 50 2000 - 2021
Moldova 14.06 51 2000 - 2021
India 13.91 52 2000 - 2021
Bangladesh 13.85 53 2000 - 2021
Jamaica 13.75 54 2003 - 2021
Sweden 13.67 55 2000 - 2021
Australia 13.48 56 2000 - 2021
Cambodia 13.36 57 2003 - 2021
Albania 13.35 58 2000 - 2021
Lithuania 12.98 59 2000 - 2021
Argentina 12.77 60 2000 - 2021
Turkey 12.69 61 2000 - 2021
Nigeria 12.63 62 2000 - 2021
Qatar 12.6 63 2000 - 2021
Bhutan 12.27 64 2014 - 2021
Indonesia 12.25 65 2000 - 2021
Ukraine 12.25 66 2000 - 2021
Barbados 12.24 67 2000 - 2021
Norway 12.23 68 2000 - 2021
China 12.18 69 2000 - 2021
Panama 11.85 70 2000 - 2021
Costa Rica 11.76 71 2000 - 2021
Finland 11.67 72 2000 - 2021
Slovenia 11.45 73 2000 - 2021
Hungary 11.43 74 2000 - 2021
Ecuador 11.42 75 2000 - 2021
Philippines 11.32 76 2000 - 2021
Czechia 11.21 77 2000 - 2021
Singapore 11.17 78 2000 - 2021
Afghanistan 11.05 79 2007 - 2021
Bermuda 10.94 80 2010 - 2021
Bahamas 10.75 81 2000 - 2021
Slovakia 10.52 82 2000 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 10.49 83 2001 - 2021
Bulgaria 10.45 84 2000 - 2021
Croatia 10.37 85 2000 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 10.3 86 2000 - 2021
Italy 10.14 87 2000 - 2021
Malaysia 10.1 88 2000 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 10.09 89 2000 - 2021
Denmark 10.06 90 2000 - 2021
El Salvador 10.05 91 2000 - 2021
Morocco 9.97 92 2000 - 2021
Austria 9.94 93 2000 - 2021
South Korea 9.77 94 2000 - 2021
Mauritius 9.74 95 2000 - 2021
UA Emirates 9.72 96 2000 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 9.53 97 2000 - 2021
Belarus 9.47 98 2000 - 2021
Belgium 9.35 99 2000 - 2021
Estonia 9.26 100 2000 - 2021
Jordan 8.85 101 2000 - 2021
Netherlands 8.83 102 2000 - 2021
UK 8.42 103 2000 - 2021
Kuwait 8.3 104 2000 - 2021
Hong Kong 8.11 105 2000 - 2021
Taiwan 8.11 106 2000 - 2021
Poland 7.81 107 2000 - 2021
Fiji 7.73 108 2016 - 2021
North Macedonia 7.73 109 2000 - 2021
Bahrain 7.51 110 2000 - 2021
France 7.42 111 2000 - 2021
Oman 7.4 112 2000 - 2021
Luxembourg 7.37 113 2000 - 2021
Portugal 7.26 114 2000 - 2021
Lesotho 7.23 115 2001 - 2021
Ireland 7.02 116 2000 - 2021
Armenia 6.89 117 2000 - 2021
Serbia 6.8 118 2000 - 2021
Malta 6.78 119 2000 - 2021
Thailand 6.76 120 2000 - 2021
Latvia 6.56 121 2000 - 2021
Venezuela 6.46 122 2000 - 2021
Spain 5.88 123 2000 - 2021
Uzbekistan 5.22 124 2000 - 2021
Japan 4.88 125 2000 - 2021
Colombia 4.81 126 2000 - 2021
Burma 4.8 127 2006 - 2021
Montenegro 4.2 128 2004 - 2021
Laos 3.71 129 2012 - 2021
Germany 2.62 130 2000 - 2021
Russia 2.37 131 2000 - 2021
Cyprus 1.69 132 2000 - 2021
Switzerland 1.31 133 2000 - 2021
Lebanon 0.35 134 2000 - 2021
Iraq -0.03 135 2006 - 2021
Greece -15.65 136 2005 - 2021

Economic outlook around the world

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.
46.36
34.96
32.20
31.95
29.01
28.69
27.97
26.50
26.20
26.18
25.89
24.87
24.03
23.28
23.23
23.07
22.87
21.83
21.23
21.19
21.01
20.84
20.49
20.07
20.01
19.87
19.85
19.38
19.16
18.70
18.65
18.32
17.83
17.56
17.33
16.88
16.49
16.47
16.40
16.40
16.27
15.84
15.81
15.25
15.10
15.05
14.86
14.63
14.55
14.17
14.06
13.91
13.85
13.75
13.67
13.48
13.36
13.35
12.98
12.77
12.69
12.63
12.60
12.27
12.25
12.25
12.24
12.23
12.18
11.85
11.76
11.67
11.45
11.43
11.42
11.32
11.21
11.17
11.05
10.94
10.75
10.52
10.49
10.45
10.37
10.30
10.14
10.10
10.09
10.06
10.05
9.97
9.94
9.77
9.74
9.72
9.53
9.47
9.35
9.26
8.85
8.83
8.42
8.30
8.11
8.11
7.81
7.73
7.73
7.51
7.42
7.40
7.37
7.26
7.23
7.02
6.89
6.80
6.78
6.76
6.56
6.46
5.88
5.22
4.88
4.81
4.80
4.20
3.71
2.62
2.37
1.69
1.31
0.35
-0.03
-15.65
-15.65
-0.1
15.4
30.9
46.36
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