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Banking system capital, percent of assets, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 23 countries was 10.52 percent. The highest value was in the Maldives: 21.82 percent and the lowest value was in Macao: 4.49 percent. The indicator is available from 1998 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The International Monetary Fund
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Countries Banking system capital to assets, 2020 Global rank Available data
Maldives 21.82 1 2012 - 2020
Indonesia 14.8 2 2000 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 14.43 3 1998 - 2020
Cambodia 14.21 4 2010 - 2020
Brunei 13.24 5 2009 - 2020
Uzbekistan 13.15 6 2006 - 2020
Armenia 13.13 7 1998 - 2020
Kazakhstan 12.01 8 2000 - 2020
Malaysia 11.63 9 1998 - 2020
Philippines 11.14 10 1998 - 2020
Thailand 11.14 11 1998 - 2020
Nepal 10.58 12 2016 - 2020
Georgia 9.94 13 2001 - 2020
Hong Kong 9.44 14 1998 - 2020
China 9.24 15 1999 - 2020
Sri Lanka 8.55 16 2011 - 2020
India 8.1 17 1998 - 2020
South Korea 7.4 18 1998 - 2020
Pakistan 7.24 19 1998 - 2020
Israel 6.75 20 1998 - 2020
Japan 4.86 21 1998 - 2020
Bangladesh 4.77 22 1998 - 2020
Macao 4.49 23 2010 - 2020



Definition: Ratio of bank capital and reserves to total assets. Capital and reserves include funds contributed by owners, retained earnings, general and special reserves, provisions, and valuation adjustments. Capital includes tier 1 capital (paid-up shares and common stock), which is a common feature in all countries' banking systems, and total regulatory capital, which includes several specified types of subordinated debt instruments that need not be repaid if the funds are required to maintain minimum capital levels (these comprise tier 2 and tier 3 capital). Total assets include all nonfinancial and financial assets. Reported by IMF staff. Note that due to differences in national accounting, taxation, and supervisory regimes, these data are not strictly comparable across countries.

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