Bank assets as a share of GDP reached 477 % in 2017 in Switzerland, according to the National Central Bank. This is 1.37 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, bank assets as a share of GDP in Switzerland reached an all time high of 600 % in 2007 and an all time low of 134 % in 1960. When compared to Switzerland's main peers, bank assets as a share of GDP in Austria amounted to 226 %, 355 % in France, 239 % in Germany and 154 % in Italy in 2017.
Switzerland has been ranked 2nd within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of bank assets as a share of GDP, 2 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.