Bank assets as a share of GDP reached 154 % in 2017 in Italy, according to the National Central Bank. This is 4.56 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, bank assets as a share of GDP in Italy reached an all time high of 177 % in 2012 and an all time low of 116 % in 1988. When compared to Italy's main peers, bank assets as a share of GDP in Austria amounted to 226 %, 355 % in France, 89.0 % in Slovenia and 477 % in Switzerland in 2017.
Italy has been ranked 28th within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of bank assets as a share of GDP, 3 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.