Bank equity as a share of bank assets reached 6.47 % in 2018 in Germany, according to the National Central Bank. This is 2.21 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, bank equity as a share of bank assets in Germany reached an all time high of 6.47 % in 2018 and an all time low of 3.36 % in 1981. When compared to Germany's main peers, bank equity as a share of bank assets in Austria amounted to 7.71 %, 7.61 % in Belgium, 6.52 % in France and 9.77 % in Poland in 2018.
Germany has been ranked 111th within the group of 118 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.