What Banking is the Most Profitable in the World?

Bank ROE (%), 2017 or latest
Banking | September 19, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 99 countries in 2017, Madagascar ranked the highest in bank return on equity (ROE) with 32.4% followed by Lesotho and Congo. On the other end of the scale was Ukraine with -18.3%, Cyprus with -9.96% and Armenia with -4.27%.

Data for more countries are available at Bank Return on Equity (ROE) indicator page.

Bank Return on Equity (ROE) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Congo % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 23.4% 19.9% 22.2% 16.8% 13.5% ...
Fiji % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 15.8% 19.3% 19.7% 19.0% 19.3%
Georgia % ... 16.6% 5.97% 14.7% 14.7% 15.1%
Ghana % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 20.7% 25.6% 31.0% 30.8% 21.9%
Guinea % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 19.2% 16.7% 23.5%
Kazakhstan % ... ... ... ... ... ... 8.40% 11.9% 12.9% 19.4% 9.31% ...
Kenya % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 36.3% 36.8% 34.5% 30.8% 27.0%
Kosovo % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 14.7% 7.08% 9.43% 19.9% 26.4%
Lesotho % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 48.9% 46.4% 52.0% 50.9% 44.3%
Macao % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 18.2% 19.1% 22.2% 24.3% 23.4%
Madagascar % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 18.4% 19.8% 22.8% 29.9% 33.3%
Namibia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 21.3% 21.8% 21.6% 22.8% 24.3%
Nicaragua % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 14.5% 22.3% 22.1% 19.8% 20.3%
Peru % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 22.8% 21.2% 19.5% 18.1% 20.7%
Tanzania % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 12.8% 14.3% 13.8% 12.9% 12.9% ...