Bank assets as a share of GDP reached 112 % in 2017 in South Africa, according to the National Central Bank. This is 0.469 % less 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 46.4 % in 1980. When compared to South Africa's main peers, bank assets as a share of GDP in Botswana amounted to 46.6 %, 44.7 % in Lesotho and 71.5 % in Namibia in 2017.
South Africa has been ranked 39th within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of bank assets as a share of GDP, 3 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.