Central bank balance sheet and GDP

Central bank balance sheets increased significantly compared to the size of their economies during and after the financial crisis.

Press released Central bank balance sheet as a fraction of GDP (in %) 2006 2011 2012 2013 2014* 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 Switzerland Euro Area United States United Kingdom Canada Japan Sweden Norway China Sources: Central Banks, IMF (WEO), ECB Notes: * 2014 GDP data based on IMF WEO forecasts. Norway excl. Government Pension Fund Global.

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