Bank assets as a share of GDP reached 191 % in 2017 in Ireland, according to the National Central Bank. This is 10.9 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, bank assets as a share of GDP in Ireland reached an all time high of 778 % in 2009 and an all time low of 146 % in 1995. When compared to Ireland's main peers, bank assets as a share of GDP in Canada amounted to 241 %, 355 % in France and 130 % in Iceland in 2017.
Ireland has been ranked 21st within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of bank assets as a share of GDP, 18 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.