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Bank Assets (As % of GDP) in South Africa

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (1966-1992, figures for Deposit Money Banks only), OECD, South African Reserve Bank
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2022

Bank assets as a share of GDP reached 133 % in 2020 in South Africa, according to the National Central Bank. This is 14.2 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, bank assets as a share of GDP in South Africa reached an all time high of 135 % in 2008 and an all time low of % in. When compared to South Africa's main peers, bank assets as a share of GDP in Botswana amounted to 0.058 %, 0.059 % in Lesotho and 83.0 % in Namibia in 2020.

South Africa has been ranked 10th within the group of 53 countries we follow in terms of bank assets as a share of GDP, 34 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.


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