Bank pre-tax ROE reached 19.8 % in 2018 in South Africa, according to the National Central Bank. This is 1.01 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, bank pre-tax ROE in South Africa reached an all time high of 28.0 % in 2008 and an all time low of 18.6 % in 2010. When compared to South Africa's main peers, bank pre-tax ROE in Botswana amounted to 23.3 %, 28.6 % in Lesotho, 17.2 % in Namibia and 6.96 % in Swaziland in 2018.
South Africa has been ranked 22nd within the group of 116 countries we follow in terms of bank pre-tax ROE, 13 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.