The largest banks in the world by total assets

Total assets are one of the most important indicators and one of the most used to compare banks with each other. Bigger are the total assets, bigger is the weight and the importance of a bank in the country of origin and in the world. Let’s see now the ranking of the 61 largest banks in the world by total assets.

At the top of the list is Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) with USD 5438 billion, followed by China Construction Bank with USD 4618 billion, Agricultural Bank of China with USD 4435 billion, Bank of China with USD 4073 billion and JPMorgan Chase & Co with USD 3684 billion.

In the last three places of the ranking there are European Investment Bank (EIB) with USD 658 billion, State Bank of India with USD 656 billion and National Australia Bank with USD 654 billion.

RankBankCountryTotal Assets
1Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)China5438
2China Construction BankChina4618
3Agricultural Bank of ChinaChina4435
4Bank of ChinaChina4073
5JPMorgan Chase & CoUSA3684
6Mitsubishi UFJ Financial GroupJapan3269
7BNP ParibasFrance3174
8Bank of AmericaUSA3030
9HSBC HoldingsUK2976
10Credit Agricole GroupFrance2731
11China Development BankChina2647
12Citigroup IncUSA2328
13Sumitomo Mitsui Financial GroupJapan2168
14Japan Post BankJapan2052
15Mizuho Financial GroupJapan2049
16Wells FargoUSA1946
17Barclays plcUK1904
18Postal Savings Bank of ChinaChina1891
19Banco SantanderSpain1863
20Societe GeneraleFrance1773
21Bank of CommunicationsChina1767
22BPCE GroupFrance1725
23Deutsche BankGermany1568
24Goldman Sachs GroupUSA1388
25China Merchants BankChina1375
26Toronto-Dominion BankCanada1374
27Royal Bank of CanadaCanada1366
28Shanghai Pudong Development BankChina1257
29Intesa SanpaoloItaly1256
30Industrial Bank Co. LtdChina1255
31Lloyds Banking GroupUK1217
32Credit Mutuel GroupFrance1213
33China CITIC Bank CorpChina1210
34ING Groep NVNetherlands1162
35Morgan StanleyUSA1162
36UniCredit S.p.A.Italy1128
37China Minsheng Banking CorpChina1094
38UBS Group AGSwitzerland1087
39NatWest Group plcUK1073
40Agricultural Development Bank of ChinaChina1006
41Norinchukin BankJapan978
42Bank of Nova ScotiaCanada938
43La Banque PostaleFrance896
44China Everbright BankChina894
45Credit Suisse GroupSwitzerland863
46Commonwealth Bank of AustraliaAustralia820
48Standard Chartered plcUK796
49Bank of MontrealCanada784
50The Export-Import Bank of ChinaChina781
51Rabobank GroupNetherlands773
53Australia & New Zealand Banking GroupAustralia764
54DZ Bank GroupGermany758
55Ping An BankChina731
56Nordea Bank AbpFinland697
57Resona HoldingsJapan674
58Westpac Banking CorporationAustralia668
59European Investment Bank (EIB)Luxembourg658
60State Bank of IndiaIndia656
61National Australia BankAustralia654

The data used in the ranking of banks in the world by total assets is expressed in billions of USD, refer to 30/06/2021 and was collected in the main financial sites, except for some of them. For Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, data refer to 31/03/2021. For China Development Bank, Credit Mutuel Group, The Export-Import Bank of China and European Investment Bank (EIB), the data refer to 31/12/2020. Finally, for Agricultural Development Bank of China, the data refer to 31/12/2019.

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