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Banks' Risk-Weighted Assets (Local Currency) in Australia

Source: OECD, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (Figures for banks only)
Last Updated: Feb 7, 2019

Banks' risk-weighted assets reached 1,927 AUD bil in 2017 in Australia, according to the National Central Bank. This is 2.50 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, banks' risk-weighted assets in Australia reached an all time high of 1,977 AUD bil in 2016 and an all time low of 1,010 AUD bil in 2004. When compared to Australia's main peers, banks' risk-weighted assets in Indonesia amounted to 5,203,510 IDR bil, 1,553 MYR bil in Malaysia and 17.1 PGK bil in Papua New Guinea in 2017.

Australia has been ranked 39th within the group of 106 countries we follow in terms of banks' risk-weighted assets, 17 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Risk-weighted assets are a bank's assets or off-balance sheet exposures, weighted according to risk.


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