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.