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What Banking Markets Are the Most Profitable on Assets?

Bank Pre-tax ROA (%), 2023 or latest
Banking | May 19, 2024
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Based on a comparison of 127 countries in 2023, Malawi ranked the highest in bank pre-tax ROA with 8.81% followed by Argentina and Ukraine. On the other end of the scale was Equatorial Guinea with -1.18%, Russia with 0.210% and Macao with 0.247%.

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 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Argentina % 4.20% 5.39% 6.12% 3.47% 1.77%
Armenia % 1.39% 1.21% 1.53% 1.28% 1.13% ...
Gambia % ... ... 2.66% 2.68% 3.06% 3.11% 2.79% ...
Georgia % 3.01% 2.81% 2.42% 0.144% 3.92%
Ghana % ... ... ... ... ... 3.68% 3.54% 4.00% 4.34% 4.57%
Kazakhstan % 0.144% 3.04% 3.69% 3.06% 4.23%
Kyrgyzstan % 1.32% 1.61% 1.44% 0.995% 1.28%
Madagascar % ... ... 4.28% 4.35% 3.99% 3.08% 3.42%
Malawi % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.17% 3.56% 4.11% 4.66% 5.12%
Maldives % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.99% 5.65% 4.58% 2.53% 5.75%
Mozambique % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.53% 3.87% 3.70% 2.80% 3.94% ...
Rwanda % ... ... ... ... ... 2.13% 3.31% 3.71% 3.31% 4.09% ...
Turkey % 2.04% 1.80% 1.44% 1.41% 1.66% ...
Ukraine % ... ... -1.76% 1.60% 4.70% 2.77% 4.46%
Zambia % ... ... ... ... 2.94% 2.77% 3.16% 1.84% 5.11% ...