Bank assets as a share of GDP reached 60.4 % in 2017 in Nicaragua, according to the National Central Bank. This is 5 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, bank assets as a share of GDP in Nicaragua reached an all time high of 60.4 % in 2017 and an all time low of 10.7 % in 1988. When compared to Nicaragua's main peers, bank assets as a share of GDP in Costa Rica amounted to 91.6 %, 68.2 % in El Salvador, 95.2 % in Honduras and 41.3 % in Mexico in 2017.
Nicaragua has been ranked 76th within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of bank assets as a share of GDP, 37 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.