Bank assets as a share of GDP reached 239 % in 2017 in Germany, according to the National Central Bank. This is 3.92 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, bank assets as a share of GDP in Germany reached an all time high of 325 % in 2010 and an all time low of 94.7 % in 1970. When compared to Germany's main peers, bank assets as a share of GDP in Austria amounted to 226 %, 228 % in Belgium, 355 % in France and 91.2 % in Poland in 2017.
Germany has been ranked 13th within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of bank assets as a share of GDP, 2 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.