Bank assets as a share of GDP reached 158 % in 2017 in Bahrain, according to the National Central Bank. This is 4.21 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, bank assets as a share of GDP in Bahrain reached an all time high of 189 % in 2008 and an all time low of 125 % in 2002. When compared to Bahrain's main peers, bank assets as a share of GDP in Kuwait amounted to 202 % and 89.8 % in Saudi Arabia in 2017.
Bahrain has been ranked 32nd within the group of 129 countries we follow in terms of bank assets as a share of GDP, 7 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Banking assets are everything that a bank owns, including loans, securities, and physical assets such as buildings.