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Table 1. Time line of Main figures for the Banking Industry per (first 15) EU country (1985-2008)
Number of banks

Country
1985
EMU countries
Austria
1406
Belgium 120
143
Denmark 259
202
Finland
498
France
1952
Germany 4739
3785
Greece
41
Ireland
42
Italy
1101
Luxembourg
177
Netherlands
178
Portugal 226
233
Spain
364
Other EU countries
Sweden 598
249
UK
772

Assets (billion euro)

Number of branches

Employees (’000s)

1995

2004

2008

1985

1995

2004

2008

Δ%

1985

1995

2004

2008

1985

1995

2004

2008

1041
104
202
381
1469
2148
53
56
970
220
102
200
506

796
105
171
364
897
1989
62
80
801
169
461
175
346

803
286
96
357
728
1495
66
501
818
152
302
38
362


589
126

1349
3584
69
21
547
170
227
116
311


914
607

2514
6584
94
46
1070
445
650
345
696

635
1272
1092
212
4415
7875
230
722
2276
695
1678
482
1717

1068
39%
80%
384
7225
20%
462
1412
3628
932
2235
40%
3831

68%
8207
3411
81%
64%
39,925
101%
96%
59%
34%
33%
1494
123%


7668
2215

25,782
44,012
1815

13,033
120
6868
3401
32,503


4837
2021
1612
26,606
45,505
2417
808
20,839
224
6729
5408
36,405

4360
4316
2192
1585
26,370
39,531
3403
909
30,946
253
3649
6391
40,621

4243
71
52
1672
39,634
591
4095
895
34,139
229
3421
59
46,065


77
47

449
724
27

319
10
92
60
244


71
44
31
408
712
54

337
19
111
53
249

73
65
53
25
425
686
59
36
337
23
115
62
246

79

222
564

182
413


391


1294

583
2000

900
6970

54%
8840


27%


2,224

2018
17,522

2025
13,386


12,514


350

39
383

50
511

Sources: Central Bank Reports (various), ECB Structural indicators for the EU banking sector January 2010, Authors’ Calculations

26
492
66
41
340
27
116
276

496

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