Bank tier 1 ratio reached 19.4 % in 2018 in Bulgaria, according to the National Central Bank. This is 6.96 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, bank tier 1 ratio in Bulgaria reached an all time high of 30.3 % in 1999 and an all time low of 10.8 % in 2007. When compared to Bulgaria's main peers, bank tier 1 ratio in Greece amounted to 15.3 %, 18.6 % in Romania and 14.0 % in Turkey in 2018.
Bulgaria has been ranked 28th within the group of 120 countries we follow in terms of bank tier 1 ratio, 20 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
The Tier 1 capital ratio is the ratio of a bank's core equity capital to its total risk-weighted assets.