Bank capital adequacy ratio reached 16.0 % in 2017 in Panama, according to the National Central Bank. This is 3.97 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, bank capital adequacy ratio in Panama reached an all time high of 18.8 % in 2005 and an all time low of 14.1 % in 2007. When compared to Panama's main peers, bank capital adequacy ratio in Colombia amounted to 18.6 %, 16.5 % in Costa Rica, 14.0 % in Honduras and 13.8 % in Nicaragua in 2017.
Panama has been ranked 80th within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of bank capital adequacy ratio, 28 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
The capital adequacy ratio is the proportion of capital to the bank's risk-weighted assets.