Bank capital adequacy ratio reached 16.8 % in 2017 in Malta, according to the National Central Bank. This is 3.98 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, bank capital adequacy ratio in Malta reached an all time high of 17.1 % in 2005 and an all time low of 11.5 % in 2008. When compared to Malta's main peers, bank capital adequacy ratio in Greece amounted to 17.0 %, 16.7 % in Italy and 16.8 % in Turkey in 2017.
Malta has been ranked 72nd within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of bank capital adequacy ratio, 27 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
The capital adequacy ratio is the proportion of capital to the bank's risk-weighted assets.