Bank assets as a share of GDP reached 197 % in 2017 in Portugal, according to the National Central Bank. This is 5.75 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, bank assets as a share of GDP in Portugal reached an all time high of 293 % in 2012 and an all time low of 55.8 % in 1961. When compared to Portugal's main peers, bank assets as a share of GDP in France amounted to 355 %, 191 % in Ireland and 299 % in Spain in 2017.
Portugal has been ranked 20th within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of bank assets as a share of GDP, 4 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.