Canada - Bank capital to assets ratio

Bank capital to assets ratio (%)

Bank capital to assets ratio (%) in Canada was 4.70 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 12 years was 5.60 in 2005, while its lowest value was 3.50 in 2008.

Definition: Bank capital to assets is the ratio of bank capital and reserves to total assets. Capital and reserves include funds contributed by owners, retained earnings, general and special reserves, provisions, and valuation adjustments. Capital includes tier 1 capital (paid-up shares and common stock), which is a common feature in all countries' banking systems, and total regulatory capital, which includes several specified types of subordinated debt instruments that need not be repaid if the funds are required to maintain minimum capital levels (these comprise tier 2 and tier 3 capital). Total assets include all nonfinancial and financial assets.

Source: International Monetary Fund, Global Financial Stability Report.

See also:

Year Value
2000 4.70
2001 4.60
2002 4.60
2003 4.70
2004 4.40
2005 5.60
2006 4.10
2007 3.70
2008 3.50
2009 4.50
2010 4.70
2011 5.10
2012 4.70

Classification

Topic: Financial Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Assets