What Banking Markets Are the Most Profitable on Assets?

Bank Pre-tax ROA (%), 2017 or latest
Banking | November 01, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 126 countries in 2017, Central African Republic ranked the highest in bank pre-tax ROA with 6.41% followed by Swaziland and Maldives. On the other end of the scale was Ukraine with -1.76%, Bhutan with -1.68% and Cyprus with -1.18%.

Data for more countries are available at Bank Pre-Tax Return on Assets (Pre-Tax ROA) indicator page.

Bank Pre-Tax Return on Assets (Pre-Tax ROA) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Argentina % ... ... ... ... ... 3.91% 4.35% 5.04% 6.11% 6.09%
Burundi % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.91% 3.63% 2.24% 1.22% 1.86%
Cameroon % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.24% 1.71% 3.75% 1.92% 1.73%
Central African Republic % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5.03% 4.51% -1.32% 0.879% -0.877%
Gabon % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2.67% 2.26% 1.88% 2.11% 1.30%
Gambia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.32% 1.91% 2.43% 3.91% 3.49% ... ...
Ghana % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.86% 4.85% 6.22% 6.44% 4.64%
Kenya % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.71% 4.86% 4.86% 4.67% 4.04%
Lesotho % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.88% 4.39% 4.84% 4.35% 4.43%
Madagascar % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2.39% 2.51% 3.03% 4.17% 4.64%
Malawi % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5.05%
Maldives % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.04% 6.61% 6.06% 4.76%
Papua New Guinea % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 6.29% 5.79% 6.70% 4.71% 4.22%
Swaziland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.47% 3.48% 3.08% 3.52% 10.3%
Uganda % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5.20% 5.30% 3.14% 4.25% 3.63%