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Economy > Financial sector > Interest rates > Lending interest rate: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Lending interest rate is the rate charged by banks on loans to prime customers.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Zimbabwe 578.96% 2007
2 Democratic Republic of the Congo 65.42% 2009
3 Guinea-Bissau 51.75% 1996
4 Madagascar 45% 2009
5 Brazil 44.65% 2009
6 Sao Tome and Principe 32.4% 2009
7 Paraguay 28.26% 2009
8 The Gambia 27% 2008
9 Ghana 25.58% 1988
10 Georgia 25.52% 2009
11 Malawi 25.25% 2009
12 Sierra Leone 24.5% 2008
13 Laos 24% 2008
14 Mauritania 23.5% 2007
15 Kyrgyzstan 23.03% 2009
16 Tajikistan 22.91% 2009
17 Zambia 22.06% 2009
18 Mongolia 21.67% 2009
19 Peru 21.04% 2009
20 Uganda 20.96% 2009
21 Ukraine 20.86% 2009
22 Moldova 20.54% 2009
23 Azerbaijan 20.03% 2009
24 Venezuela 19.89% 2009
25 Costa Rica 19.72% 2009
26 Guinea 19.38% 2000
27 Mauritius 19.25% 2009
28 Honduras 19.16% 2009
29 Iceland 18.99% 2009
30 Sri Lanka 18.89% 2008
31 Armenia 18.76% 2009
32 Nigeria 18.36% 2009
33 Dominican Republic 18.14% 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 17.72% 2009
34 Togo 17.5% 1992
35 Romania 17.27% 2009
36 Haiti 17.25% 2009
37 Burma 17% 2009
=38 Niger 16.75% 1992
=38 Mali 16.75% 1992
=38 Benin 16.75% 1992
=38 Cote d'Ivoire 16.75% 1992
=38 Senegal 16.75% 1992
=38 Burkina Faso 16.75% 1992
Europe average (profile) 16.57% 1999
44 Rwanda 16.51% 2008
45 Jamaica 16.43% 2009
46 Latvia 16.23% 2009
47 Vietnam 15.78% 2008
=48 Mozambique 15.68% 2009
=48 Angola 15.68% 2009
50 Argentina 15.66% 2009
51 Iraq 15.64% 2009
52 Seychelles 15.35% 2009
53 Russia 15.31% 2009
54 Uruguay 15.28% 2009
55 Solomon Islands 15.26% 2009
56 Tanzania 15.03% 2009
=57 Chad 15% 2007
=57 Equatorial Guinea 15% 2007
=57 Gabon 15% 2007
=57 Central African Republic 15% 2007
=57 Congo, Republic of the 15% 2007
=57 Cameroon 15% 2007
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 14.99% 2008
63 Kenya 14.8% 2009
64 Bangladesh 14.6% 2009
=65 Guyana 14.54% 2009
=65 Pakistan 14.54% 2009
67 Indonesia 14.5% 2009
68 Liberia 14.19% 2009
=69 Burundi 14.08% 2009
=69 Belize 14.08% 2009
71 Nicaragua 14.04% 2009
72 Bhutan 14% 2007
73 El Salvador 13.96% 2000
74 Guatemala 13.85% 2009
75 Botswana 13.76% 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 13.75% 2009
South Asia average (profile) 13.7% 2007
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 13.59% 2007
=76 Lesotho 13% 2009
=76 Maldives 13% 2009
78 Colombia 12.98% 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 12.69% 2008
79 Albania 12.66% 2009
80 Tonga 12.47% 2009
81 Bolivia 12.36% 2009
82 India 12.19% 2009
=83 Samoa 12.08% 2009
=83 Ecuador 12.08% 2007
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 11.96% 2002
85 Trinidad and Tobago 11.94% 2009
86 South Africa 11.71% 2009
87 Belarus 11.68% 2009
88 Suriname 11.65% 2009
89 Djibouti 11.56% 2008
90 Croatia 11.55% 2009
91 Morocco 11.5% 2004
Eastern Europe average (profile) 11.39% 2006
92 Swaziland 11.38% 2009
93 Bulgaria 11.34% 2009
94 East Timor 11.17% 2009
95 Namibia 11.12% 2009
96 Grenada 11.06% 2009
97 Hungary 11.04% 2009
98 Cape Verde 10.98% 2009
99 Aruba 10.77% 2009
100 Saint Lucia 10.58% 2009
101 Comoros 10.5% 2009
102 New Zealand 10.4% 2009
103 Papua New Guinea 10.09% 2009
104 Antigua and Barbuda 10.07% 2009
105 Syria 10.04% 2009
106 Barbados 10.03% 2008
107 Dominica 10.02% 2009
108 Germany 9.7% 2002
NATO countries average (profile) 9.68% 2002
109 Lebanon 9.57% 2009
110 Estonia 9.39% 2009
111 Jordan 9.25% 2009
112 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 9.19% 2009
113 Saint Kitts and Nevis 8.75% 2009
European Union average (profile) 8.65% 2002
=114 Philippines 8.57% 2009
=114 Belgium 8.57% 2007
116 Lithuania 8.39% 2009
117 Bahrain 8.35% 2007
118 Panama 8.25% 2009
119 United Arab Emirates 8.05% 2001
=120 Nepal 8% 2009
=120 Algeria 8% 2009
=120 Ethiopia 8% 2008
123 Slovakia 7.99% 2007
124 Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.93% 2009
125 Fiji 7.85% 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 7.66% 1999
126 Kuwait 7.61% 2008
127 San Marino 7.58% 2007
128 Netherlands Antilles 7.51% 2009
129 Oman 7.44% 2009
130 Norway 7.28% 2008
131 Chile 7.25% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 7.18% 2002
132 Denmark 7.1% 2002
Eurozone average (profile) 7.08% 2002
133 Mexico 7.07% 2009
134 Qatar 7.04% 2009
135 Greece 6.79% 2003
136 Cyprus 6.74% 2007
137 Slovenia 6.66% 2008
138 France 6.6% 2004
139 Australia 6.02% 2009
140 Libya 6% 2009
141 Czech Republic 5.99% 2009
142 Thailand 5.96% 2009
143 Austria 5.64% 1999
=144 Brunei 5.5% 2009
=144 The Bahamas 5.5% 2009
=144 Vanuatu 5.5% 2009
147 Poland 5.48% 2006
148 Singapore 5.38% 2009
149 China 5.31% 2009
150 Luxembourg 5.27% 1998
151 Portugal 5.19% 1999
152 Malaysia 5.08% 2009
153 Serbia and Montenegro 5.06% 2009
154 Tunisia 4.81% 1989
155 Italy 4.76% 2009
156 Malta 4.47% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 4.44% 2004
157 Spain 4.31% 2002
158 Israel 3.73% 2009
159 Finland 3.69% 2004
160 Sweden 3.31% 2005
161 United States 3.25% 2009
162 Switzerland 2.75% 2009
163 Ireland 2.65% 2005
164 Canada 2.4% 2009
165 Netherlands 1.98% 2009
166 Japan 1.72% 2009
167 United Kingdom 0.63% 2009

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