Bank pre-tax ROE reached 13.1 % in 2018 in Panama, according to the National Central Bank. This is 2.34 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, bank pre-tax ROE in Panama reached an all time high of 17.0 % in 2008 and an all time low of 11.0 % in 2009. When compared to Panama's main peers, bank pre-tax ROE in Colombia amounted to 16.0 %, 6.49 % in Costa Rica, 18.5 % in Honduras and 15.3 % in Nicaragua in 2018.
Panama has been ranked 63rd within the group of 116 countries we follow in terms of bank pre-tax ROE, 32 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.