What Country Has the Most Banks?

Number of Banks (banks), 2017 or latest
Banking | November 01, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 160 countries in 2017, USA ranked the highest in number of banks with 4,886 banks followed by Russia and United Kingdom. On the other end of the scale was Central African Republic with 4.00 banks, Papua New Guinea with 4.00 banks and Comoros with 4.00 banks.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Banks indicator page.

Number of Banks Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Brazil banks ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 128 129 124 122 123
China banks ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 201 203 204 192 190 ...
France banks 281 278 280 269 269
Germany banks 284 273 277 276 271
Hong Kong banks ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 152 155 156 159 157
India banks ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 169 173 157 151 157
Italy banks 329 325 315 321 278
Luxembourg banks 142 142 147 148 143
Netherlands banks 87.0 85.0 88.0 211 208 ... ...
Russia banks ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 922 897 859 783 681
Singapore banks ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 121 123 124 125 123
Spain banks 201 190 176 161 154
Switzerland banks 312 297 283 275 266
USA banks 6,228 6,026 5,807 5,568 5,304
United Kingdom banks 327 311 311 317 311