Bank assets as a share of GDP reached 44.7 % in 2017 in Lesotho, according to the National Central Bank. This is 8.91 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, bank assets as a share of GDP in Lesotho reached an all time high of 47.3 % in 2015 and an all time low of 8.33 % in 1974. When compared to Lesotho's main peers, bank assets as a share of GDP in Botswana amounted to 46.6 % and 112 % in South Africa in 2017.
Lesotho has been ranked 94th within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of bank assets as a share of GDP, 53 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.