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Bank profitability statistics are based on financial statements of banks in each Member country and are presented in the standard OECD framework. Although the objective is to include all institutions which conduct ordinary banking business, namely institutions which primarily take deposits from the public and provide finance for a wide range of purposes, the institutional coverage of banks in the statistics available in this database is not the same in each country. Ratios based on various items of the income statements and balance sheets of banks in percentage of some aggregates are also provided to facilitate the analysis of trends in bank profitability of OECD countries.