Bank capital adequacy ratio reached 18.1 % in 2017 in Uruguay, according to the National Central Bank. This is 11 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, bank capital adequacy ratio in Uruguay reached an all time high of 22.7 % in 2005 and an all time low of 14.2 % in 2010. When compared to Uruguay's main peers, bank capital adequacy ratio in Argentina amounted to 15.6 %, 18.1 % in Brazil, 13.8 % in Chile and 18.3 % in Paraguay in 2017.
Uruguay has been ranked 56th within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of bank capital adequacy ratio, 38 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
The capital adequacy ratio is the proportion of capital to the bank's risk-weighted assets.