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Banking system capital, percent of assets, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 23 countries was 11.68 percent. The highest value was in the Central African Republic: 19.94 percent and the lowest value was in Nigeria: 6.26 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
C.A. Republic 19.94 1 2010 - 2020
R. of Congo 17.03 2 2010 - 2020
Kenya 14.62 3 1998 - 2020
Gabon 14.51 4 2002 - 2020
Ghana 14.23 5 1998 - 2020
Rwanda 14.06 6 2001 - 2020
Uganda 13.37 7 1999 - 2020
Swaziland 13.21 8 2002 - 2020
Malawi 12.48 9 2015 - 2020
Tanzania 12.42 10 1998 - 2020
Lesotho 12.25 11 2002 - 2020
Guinea 11.93 12 2013 - 2020
Botswana 11.81 13 2000 - 2020
Mauritius 10.81 14 1998 - 2020
Chad 9.89 15 2010 - 2020
Namibia 9.6 16 2001 - 2020
Madagascar 9.38 17 2000 - 2020
Cameroon 9.23 18 2010 - 2020
Zambia 8.48 19 2010 - 2020
Seychelles 7.98 20 2006 - 2020
South Africa 7.89 21 1999 - 2020
Ethiopia 7.16 22 2017 - 2020
Nigeria 6.26 23 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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