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Commercial Bank Profitability

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In 2001:IIIQ, poor loan performance continued to take its toll on the profitability of FDIC-insured commercial banks. The share of institutions showing earnings gains fell from 67.8% in 2000:IIIQ to 53.3% in 2001:IIIQ, the lowest level in eight years. The share of unprofitable commercial banks, which currently stands at 7.5%, has shown little change in the past two years.

Suggested citation: "Commercial Bank Profitability," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Trends, no. 02-03, pp. 17, 03.01.2002.

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