Bank assets as a share of GDP reached 188 % in 2017 in Ireland, according to the National Central Bank. This is 13.1 % 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 % in. When compared to Ireland's main peers, bank assets as a share of GDP in Canada amounted to 246 %, 354 % in France, 130 % in Iceland and 429 % in United Kingdom in 2017.
Ireland has been ranked 28th within the group of 132 countries we follow in terms of bank assets as a share of GDP, 24 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.