Bank pre-tax ROE reached 20.2 % in 2013 in New Zealand, according to the National Central Bank. This is 19.6 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, bank pre-tax ROE in New Zealand reached an all time high of 31.7 % in 1995 and an all time low of 5.41 % in 2009. When compared to New Zealand's main peers, bank pre-tax ROE in Australia amounted to 20.9 %, 24.5 % in Indonesia, 15.8 % in Malaysia and 17.8 % in Philippines in 2013.
New Zealand has been ranked 30th within the group of 126 countries we follow in terms of bank pre-tax ROE, 23 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.