Leading global banks 2018, by tier 1 capital

The statistic presents the leading banks in the United States in 2018, ranked by tier 1 capital. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) led the ranking in that year, with tier 1 capital amounting to approximately 338 billion U.S. dollars.

Tier 1 capital is composed of shareholder equity and retained earnings. The tier 1 capital ratio is calculated by dividing the tier 1 capital (core equity) by the total risk-weighted assets of the bank. In the Bank of America, for example, tier 1 capital amounted to 189 billion U.S. dollars in 2018, while the tier 1 capital ratio was equal to 13.2 percent.

Leading banks worldwide in 2018, by tier 1 capital

Tier 1 capital in billion U.S. dollars
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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

December 31, 2018

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

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