Bank capital adequacy ratio reached 25.3 % in 2017 in Ireland, according to the National Central Bank. This is 5.95 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, bank capital adequacy ratio in Ireland reached an all time high of 26.9 % in 2016 and an all time low of 11.8 % in 2007. When compared to Ireland's main peers, bank capital adequacy ratio in Canada amounted to 14.8 %, 18.9 % in France, 25.1 % in Iceland and 20.5 % in United Kingdom in 2017.
Ireland has been ranked 11th within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of bank capital adequacy ratio, 72 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
The capital adequacy ratio is the proportion of capital to the bank's risk-weighted assets.