Key Charts - Size and Structure

Countries Where Bank Concentration Ratios are Increasing

The banking sector in many countries became more consolidated in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Excessive concentration ratios could signal a less-than-competitive banking sector or greater systemic risk.

Note: I and IV refer to the Bank Regulation and Supervision Surveys I (1999) and Surveys IV (2011). IV-I refers to an increase in the value of the index from 1999-2011.

Report: James R. Barth, Gerard Caprio Jr., and Ross Levine, Measure It, Improve It: Bank Regulation and Supervision in 180 Countries 1999-2011, Milken Institute, April 2013, p.17, Figure 4.

Note: Bank concentration ratios are the percentage of assets accounted for by the five largest banks.

Countries Where Bank Concentration Ratios are Increasing

China Sneezes and the World Catches Cold
Deposits, Confidence Seep Out of Greek Banks
Asia Offshore Borrowing
Spain Looks to Fix its Real Estate Lending
Community Banks: Defying the Trend
U.S. Banks Squeezed by Interest Rate Disparity
Latin America’s Position in Global Leverage
Breaking Tradition: Euro Area Moves Toward Bonds
A Snapshot of Chinese Debt
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