Bank assets as a share of GDP reached 201 % in 2017 in Japan, according to the National Central Bank. This is 1.73 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, bank assets as a share of GDP in Japan reached an all time high of 227 % in 1989 and an all time low of % in. When compared to Japan's main peers, bank assets as a share of GDP in China amounted to 320 %, 84.6 % in Russia, 141 % in South Korea and 90.5 % in USA in 2017.
Japan has been ranked 22nd within the group of 132 countries we follow in terms of bank assets as a share of GDP, 6 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Banking assets are everything that a bank owns, including loans, securities, and physical assets such as buildings.