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Economy > Debt > Banks > Risk premium on lending > Prime rate minus treasury bill rate, %: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Risk premium on lending (prime rate minus treasury bill rate, %). Risk premium on lending is the interest rate charged by banks on loans to private sector customers minus the "risk free" treasury bill interest rate at which short-term government securities are issued or traded in the market. In some countries this spread may be negative, indicating that the market considers its best corporate clients to be lower risk than the government. The terms and conditions attached to lending rates differ by country, however, limiting their comparability.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Madagascar 53.08% 2012
2 Zimbabwe 50.57% 2005
3 Brazil 28.57% 2012
4 Tajikistan 20.23% 2012
5 Malawi 18% 2012
6 Azerbaijan 15.92% 2012
7 The Gambia 15.54% 2012
8 Mongolia 15.01% 2007
9 Laos 14.64% 2010
10 Mauritania 13.67% 2012
11 Guyana 12.13% 2012
12 Mozambique 11.54% 2012
13 Jamaica 11.01% 2012
14 Uganda 10.61% 2012
15 Bolivia 10.61% 2012
16 Belize 10.36% 2012
17 Solomon Islands 9.86% 2012
18 Bulgaria 9.38% 2011
19 Rwanda 9.23% 2010
20 Belgium 8.92% 2009
21 Burundi 8.23% 2006
22 Papua New Guinea 8.08% 2012
23 Georgia 8.05% 2012
24 Russia 7.62% 2003
25 Algeria 7.51% 2012
26 Armenia 7.43% 2012
27 Trinidad and Tobago 7.34% 2012
28 Ethiopia 7.32% 2008
29 Moldova 7.16% 2012
30 Kenya 7.14% 2012
31 Iraq 6.89% 2012
32 Germany 6.73% 2002
33 Kyrgyzstan 6.63% 2012
34 Fiji 6.4% 2012
35 Ghana 5.83% 1988
36 Albania 5.73% 2012
37 Cape Verde 5.72% 2012
38 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5.45% 2012
39 Barbados 5.2% 2012
40 Singapore 5.11% 2012
41 Serbia 5.08% 2012
42 Romania 5.06% 2012
43 Latvia 4.97% 2012
44 Hong Kong 4.95% 2012
45 Bahrain 4.83% 2012
46 Montenegro 4.82% 2012
47 Slovenia 4.81% 2009
48 Czech Republic 4.79% 2012
49 Portugal 4.72% 1997
50 Dominica 4.7% 2012
51 Guinea 4.67% 2000
52 Lesotho 4.66% 2012
53 Vietnam 4.66% 2012
54 France 4.58% 2004
55 The Bahamas 4.51% 2012
56 Greece 4.45% 2003
57 Saint Lucia 4.4% 2012
58 Kuwait 4.36% 2011
59 Antigua and Barbuda 4.28% 2012
60 Philippines 4.18% 2012
61 Thailand 4.13% 2012
62 Netherlands 3.95% 1989
63 Grenada 3.73% 2012
64 Malta 3.71% 2012
65 Australia 3.48% 2012
66 South Africa 3.46% 2012
67 Denmark 3.4% 1988
68 New Zealand 3.36% 2012
69 Italy 3.33% 2012
70 Israel 3.32% 2012
71 Maldives 3.22% 2012
72 Lithuania 3.19% 2010
73 United States 3.16% 2012
74 Nigeria 3.16% 2012
75 Cyprus 3.15% 2007
76 Namibia 3.11% 2012
77 Switzerland 3% 2012
78 Lebanon 2.9% 2012
79 Iceland 2.77% 2012
80 Tanzania 2.75% 2012
81 Pakistan 2.52% 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 2.41% 2004
82 Yemen 2.33% 2012
83 Hungary 2.11% 2012
84 Canada 2.03% 2012
85 Zambia 2.02% 2012
86 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.98% 2012
87 Swaziland 1.88% 2012
88 Uruguay 1.8% 2012
89 Malaysia 1.75% 2012
90 Sweden 1.6% 2005
91 Seychelles 1.45% 2012
92 Japan 1.31% 2012
93 Poland 1.29% 2006
94 Sri Lanka 1.19% 2012
95 Nepal 1.18% 2010
96 Spain 0.967% 2002
97 Ireland 0.853% 1998
98 Libya 0.583% 2004
99 Mexico 0.493% 2012
100 United Kingdom 0.187% 2012
101 Egypt -0.964% 2012
102 Sierra Leone -1.397% 2012

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"Countries Compared by Economy > Debt > Banks > Risk premium on lending > Prime rate minus treasury bill rate, %. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics database. World Bank World Development Indicators. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Debt/Banks/Risk-premium-on-lending/Prime-rate-minus-treasury-bill-rate,-%

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