Bank assets as a share of GDP reached 28.2 % in 2013 in Suriname, according to the National Central Bank. This is 14.8 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, bank assets as a share of GDP in Suriname reached an all time high of 49.2 % in 1987 and an all time low of 5.04 % in 1995. When compared to Suriname's main peers, bank assets as a share of GDP in Brazil amounted to 84.2 %, 47.5 % in Guyana, 72.7 % in Trinidad and Tobago and 68.0 % in Venezuela in 2013.
Suriname has been ranked 143rd within the group of 163 countries we follow in terms of bank assets as a share of GDP, 25 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.