Bank equity as a share of bank assets reached 12.6 % in 2017 in Belize, according to the National Central Bank. This is 2.40 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, bank equity as a share of bank assets in Belize reached an all time high of 16.1 % in 2007 and an all time low of 12.1 % in 2014. When compared to Belize's main peers, bank equity as a share of bank assets in Guatemala amounted to 6.97 %, 11.0 % in Honduras, 10.4 % in Mexico and 11.7 % in USA in 2017.
Belize has been ranked 34th within the group of 126 countries we follow in terms of bank equity as a share of bank assets, 27 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Bank equity, or net assets or book value, is the difference between total assets on the one hand and current liabilities and non-capitalised long-term liabilities on the other hand.