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Economy > Financial sector > Interest rates > Risk premium on lending > Prime rate minus treasury bill rate: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Risk premium on lending is the interest rate charged by banks on loans to prime 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.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Zimbabwe 330.19% 2007
2 Madagascar 37.38% 2009
3 Brazil 34.95% 2009
4 Mongolia 20.43% 2006
5 Azerbaijan 16.72% 2009
6 Malawi 15.1% 2009
7 Nigeria 14.58% 2009
8 Uganda 13.9% 2009
9 Mauritania 13.07% 2007
10 Kyrgyzstan 12.46% 2009
11 Georgia 12.07% 2004
12 Laos 11.52% 2008
13 Solomon Islands 11.26% 2009
14 Belize 10.86% 2009
15 Guyana 10.24% 2009
16 Bolivia 9.5% 2009
17 Armenia 9.34% 2009
18 Trinidad and Tobago 9.25% 2009
19 Moldova 9.19% 2009
20 Sierra Leone 9.02% 2008
21 Rwanda 8.87% 2007
22 Burundi 8.23% 2006
23 Tanzania 7.89% 2009
24 Fiji 7.72% 2008
25 Algeria 7.67% 2008
26 Russia 7.63% 2003
27 Iceland 7.6% 2009
28 New Zealand 7.57% 2009
29 Cape Verde 7.46% 2009
30 Kenya 7.43% 2009
31 Ethiopia 7.32% 2008
32 Vietnam 7.03% 2007
33 Maldives 7% 2009
34 Germany 6.73% 2002
35 Zambia 6.67% 2009
36 Albania 6.39% 2009
37 Romania 6.38% 2009
38 Bulgaria 6.21% 2007
39 Barbados 5.84% 2008
40 Ghana 5.83% 1988
41 Latvia 5.81% 2009
42 Kuwait 5.51% 2005
43 Saint Lucia 5.38% 2009
44 Philippines 5.31% 2007
45 Lesotho 5.25% 2009
46 Mozambique 5.08% 2009
47 Singapore 5.05% 2009
48 Belgium 4.77% 2007
=49 Portugal 4.72% 1997
=49 Thailand 4.72% 2009
=49 Grenada 4.72% 2009
52 Czech Republic 4.7% 2009
53 Guinea 4.67% 2000
54 Lebanon 4.66% 2009
55 France 4.58% 2004
56 Greece 4.45% 2003
57 Netherlands 3.95% 1989
=58 Australia 3.86% 2001
=58 South Africa 3.86% 2009
60 Italy 3.8% 2009
61 Antigua and Barbuda 3.69% 2009
62 Dominica 3.62% 2009
63 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3.52% 2009
64 Bahrain 3.49% 2007
65 Swaziland 3.44% 2009
66 Uruguay 3.42% 2009
67 Denmark 3.4% 1988
68 Malta 3.24% 2009
69 Cyprus 3.15% 2007
70 United States 3.09% 2009
71 Malaysia 3.03% 2009
72 Papua New Guinea 3.02% 2009
73 Namibia 2.93% 2009
74 The Bahamas 2.88% 2009
75 Slovenia 2.78% 2008
76 Switzerland 2.75% 2009
77 Hungary 2.55% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 2.42% 2004
78 Seychelles 2.38% 2009
79 Israel 2.34% 2009
80 Canada 2.05% 2009
81 Pakistan 2.02% 2009
82 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.9% 2009
83 Iraq 1.82% 2008
=84 Nepal 1.65% 2009
=84 Mexico 1.65% 2009
=86 Sweden 1.6% 2005
=86 Japan 1.6% 2009
88 Poland 1.29% 2006
89 Spain 0.97% 2002
90 Ireland 0.85% 1998
91 Libya 0.58% 2004
92 United Kingdom 0.1% 2009
93 Sri Lanka -0.02% 2008
94 Lithuania -0.15% 2009
95 Jamaica -3.52% 2009
96 Serbia and Montenegro -5.28% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Financial sector > Interest rates > Risk premium on lending > Prime rate minus treasury bill rate. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Financial-sector/Interest-rates/Risk-premium-on-lending/Prime-rate-minus-treasury-bill-rate

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