Banks' risk-weighted assets reached 191 NZD bil in 2009 in New Zealand, according to the National Central Bank. This is 5.47 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, banks' risk-weighted assets in New Zealand reached an all time high of 202 NZD bil in 2008 and an all time low of 43.6 NZD bil in 1992. When compared to New Zealand's main peers, banks' risk-weighted assets in Australia amounted to 1,328 AUD bil, 1,525,844 IDR bil in Indonesia, 923 MYR bil in Malaysia and 3,556 PHP bil in Philippines in 2009.
New Zealand has been ranked 53rd within the group of 85 countries we follow in terms of banks' risk-weighted assets, 39 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.