Bank assets as a share of GDP reached 228 % in 2017 in Belgium, according to the National Central Bank. This is 5.95 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, bank assets as a share of GDP in Belgium reached an all time high of 376 % in 2007 and an all time low of 204 % in 1981. When compared to Belgium's main peers, bank assets as a share of GDP in France amounted to 355 %, 239 % in Germany, 1,302 % in Luxembourg and 324 % in Netherlands in 2017.
Belgium has been ranked 15th within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of bank assets as a share of GDP, 8 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.