Bank equity as a share of bank assets reached 5.20 % in 2018 in Canada, according to the National Central Bank. This is 0.393 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, bank equity as a share of bank assets in Canada reached an all time high of 5.88 % in 1991 and an all time low of 3.51 % in 2008. When compared to Canada's main peers, bank equity as a share of bank assets in Australia amounted to 6.86 %, 10.7 % in Mexico, 6.82 % in United Kingdom and 11.7 % in USA in 2018.
Canada has been ranked 116th within the group of 118 countries we follow in terms of bank equity as a share of bank assets, 23 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.