The assets of the banking sector in Syria achieved a growth rate of 97 percent as of October 2020, compared to the end of 2019. This is equivalent to an increase of 7,782 billion Syrian pounds, of which 5,201 billion pounds were by public banks, 1,425 billion pounds were by traditional private banks, and 1,155 billion pounds were by private Islamic banks.
According to the Central Bank’s weekly report, Issue 10 (2021), public banks contributed 68 percent of the total increase in banking sector assets until October 2020, compared to the end of 2019, while traditional private banks contributed 18 percent, and Islamic banks contributed 14 percent.
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