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Banking system capital, percent of assets, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 9 countries was 9.81 percent. The highest value was in Trinidad and Tobago: 11.85 percent and the lowest value was in Canada: 4.95 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
Tr.&Tobago 11.85 1 2010 - 2020
Panama 11.8 2 2000 - 2020
El Salvador 11.34 3 2000 - 2020
USA 11.02 4 1998 - 2020
Mexico 10.65 5 1998 - 2020
Honduras 10.49 6 1998 - 2020
Costa Rica 9.74 7 1998 - 2020
Guatemala 6.48 8 2001 - 2020
Canada 4.95 9 1998 - 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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