What Banking Markets Are the Most Profitable on Assets?

Bank Pre-tax ROA (%), 2019 or latest
Banking | January 24, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 126 countries in 2019, Gabon ranked the highest in bank pre-tax ROA with 6.33% followed by Argentina and Madagascar. On the other end of the scale was Greece with -0.042%, Myanmar with -0.024% and India with -0.012%.

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 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Angola % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2.17% 1.97% 0.886% 2.11% 2.45%
Argentina % ... ... ... ... 4.35% 5.04% 6.11% 6.09% 5.34%
Burundi % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.63% 2.24% 1.22% 1.86% 1.83% ...
Cameroon % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.71% 3.75% 1.92% 1.73% 1.85%
Gabon % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2.26% 1.88% 2.11% 1.30% 3.42%
Ghana % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.85% 6.22% 6.44% 4.64% 3.79%
Kazakhstan % ... ... ... ... 1.91% 2.18% 2.88% 1.65% 1.94%
Kenya % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.86% 4.86% 4.67% 4.04% 3.78%
Lesotho % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.39% 4.84% 3.13% 3.43% 3.27%
Madagascar % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2.55% 3.02% 4.19% 4.62% 3.93%
Malawi % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5.50% 4.70%
Maldives % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.61% 6.53% 4.21% 3.37% 4.66%
Papua New Guinea % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5.79% 6.70% 4.71% 4.22% 3.21%
Seychelles % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.79% 2.70% 2.47% 0.318% 0.288% ...
Uganda % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5.30% 3.14% 3.60% 3.63% 2.42%