Bank assets as a share of GDP reached 299 % in 2017 in Spain, according to the National Central Bank. This is 5.93 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, bank assets as a share of GDP in Spain reached an all time high of 353 % in 2012 and an all time low of 102 % in 1979. When compared to Spain's main peers, bank assets as a share of GDP in France amounted to 355 %, 154 % in Italy and 197 % in Portugal in 2017.
Spain has been ranked 9th within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of bank assets as a share of GDP, 5 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.