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This entry provides a simple average of annualized interest rates commercial banks charge on new loans, denominated in the national currency, to their most credit-worthy customers.
Country Comparison to the World
Country
Commercial bank prime lending rate(%)
Afghanistan 15% (31 December 2012 est.)
15.15% (31 December 2011 est.)
Albania 11.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
10.88% (31 December 2012 est.)
Algeria 8% (31 December 2013 est.)
8% (31 December 2012 est.)
Angola 15% (31 December 2013 est.)
16.81% (31 December 2012 est.)
Anguilla 9.4% (31 December 2013 est.)
9.38% (31 December 2012 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 10.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
10.13% (31 December 2012 est.)
Argentina 16.4% (31 December 2013 est.)
14.06% (31 December 2012 est.)
Armenia 16.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
17.23% (31 December 2012 est.)
note: average lending rate on loans up to one year
Aruba 10.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
8.4% (31 December 2012 est.)
Australia 6.2% (31 December 2013 est.)
6.98% (31 December 2012 est.)
Austria 2.2% (31 December 2013 est.)
2.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
Azerbaijan 17% (31 December 2013 est.)
18.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
Bahamas, The 4.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
4.75% (31 December 2012 est.)
Bahrain 6.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
6.05% (31 December 2012 est.)
Bangladesh 13% (31 December 2013 est.)
13% (31 December 2012 est.)
Barbados 8.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
8.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
Belarus 10% (31 December 2013 est.)
19.49% (31 December 2012 est.)
Belgium 3.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
3.62% (31 December 2012 est.)
Belize 11.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
12.4% (31 December 2012 est.)
Benin NA%
Bhutan 14% (31 December 2013 est.)
14% (31 December 2012 est.)
Bolivia 10.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
11.14% (31 December 2012 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.73% (31 December 2013 est.)
6.8% (31 December 2012 est.)
Botswana 10% (31 December 2013 est.)
11% (31 December 2012 est.)
Brazil 26.9% (31 December 2013 est.)
36.64% (31 December 2012 est.)
Brunei 5.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
5.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
Bulgaria 9.1% (31 December 2013 est.)
9.72% (31 December 2012 est.)
Burkina Faso NA%
Burma 13% (31 December 2013 est.)
13% (31 December 2012 est.)
Burundi 13.7% (31 December 2013 est.)
14.32% (31 December 2012 est.)
Cabo Verde 10.1% (31 December 2013 est.)
9.92% (31 December 2012 est.)
Cambodia 13% (31 December 2013 est.)
12.98% (31 December 2012 est.)
Cameroon 14% (31 December 2013 est.)
14% (31 December 2012 est.)
Canada 3% (31 December 2013 est.)
3% (31 December 2012 est.)
Central African Republic 15% (31 December 2013 est.)
15% (31 December 2012 est.)
Chad 15.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
15.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
Chile 9.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
10.06% (31 December 2012 est.)
China 5.73% (31 December 2013 est.)
6% (31 December 2012 est.)
Colombia 11% (31 December 2013 est.)
12.6% (31 December 2012 est.)
Comoros 9% (31 December 2013 est.)
10.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 18.6% (31 December 2013 est.)
28.45% (31 December 2012 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 14.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
14.8% (31 December 2012 est.)
Costa Rica 18% (31 December 2013 est.)
18.21% (31 December 2012 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 3.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
4% (31 December 2012 est.)
Croatia 9% (31 December 2013 est.)
9.48% (31 December 2012 est.)
Cuba NA%
Cyprus 7% (31 December 2013 est.)
7.05% (31 December 2012 est.)
Czech Republic 5.1% (31 December 2013 est.)
5.41% (31 December 2012 est.)
Denmark 3.6% (31 December 2013 est.)
3.6% (31 December 2012 est.)
Djibouti 11% (31 December 2013 est.)
12% (31 December 2012 est.)
Dominica 9.1% (31 December 2013 est.)
9.03% (31 December 2012 est.)
Dominican Republic 13.6% (31 December 2013 est.)
15.48% (31 December 2012 est.)
Ecuador 8.7% (31 December 2013 est.)
8.17% (31 December 2012 est.)
Egypt 11% (31 December 2013 est.)
12% (31 December 2012 est.)
El Salvador 5.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
5.6% (31 December 2012 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 15% (31 December 2013 est.)
15% (31 December 2012 est.)
Eritrea NA%
Estonia 5.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
5.75% (31 December 2012 est.)
Ethiopia 12% (31 December 2013 est.)
14.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
European Union 5.9% (31 December 2010 est.)
7.52% (31 December 2009 est.)
Fiji 6.2% (31 December 2013 est.)
7% (31 December 2012 est.)
Finland 2% (31 December 2013 est.)
2.06% (31 December 2012 est.)
France 3.1% (31 December 2013 est.)
3.44% (31 December 2012 est.)
Gabon 15% (31 December 2013 est.)
15% (31 December 2012 est.)
Gambia, The 30.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
28% (31 December 2012 est.)
Gaza Strip see entry for West Bank
Georgia 20.7% (31 December 2013 est.)
22.08% (31 December 2012 est.)
Germany 2.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
3.07% (31 December 2012 est.)
Ghana 27% (31 December 2013 est.)
22.8% (31 December 2012 est.)
Greece 7.1% (31 December 2013 est.)
7.33% (31 December 2012 est.)
Grenada 9.4% (31 December 2013 est.)
9.75% (31 December 2012 est.)
Guatemala 13.4% (31 December 2013 est.)
13.49% (31 December 2012 est.)
Guinea 26% (31 December 2013 est.)
27% (31 December 2012 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 15% (31 December 2013 est.)
15% (31 December 2012 est.)
Guyana 13.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
13.86% (31 December 2012 est.)
Haiti 9.2% (31 December 2013 est.)
8.93% (31 December 2012 est.)
Honduras 17.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
18.45% (31 December 2012 est.)
Hong Kong 5% (31 December 2013 est.)
5% (31 December 2012 est.)
Hungary 6.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
9.02% (31 December 2012 est.)
Iceland 9.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
8.33% (31 December 2012 est.)
India 10.6% (31 December 2013 est.)
10.63% (31 December 2012 est.)
Indonesia 12.1% (31 December 2013 est.)
11.8% (31 December 2012 est.)
note: these figures represent the average annualized rate on working capital loans
Iran 12% (2013 est.)
11% (31 December 2012 est.)
Iraq 6% (31 December 2013 est.)
6% (31 December 2012 est.)
Ireland 3.2% (31 December 2013 est.)
3.55% (31 December 2012 est.)
Israel 3.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
5.16% (31 December 2012 est.)
Italy 5.2% (31 December 2013 est.)
5.22% (31 December 2012 est.)
Jamaica 17% (31 December 2013 est.)
17.63% (31 December 2012 est.)
Japan 1.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
1.48% (31 December 2012 est.)
Jordan 8.9% (31 December 2013 est.)
8.95% (31 December 2012 est.)
Kazakhstan 6.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
6.6% (31 December 2012 est.)
Kenya 17.1% (31 December 2013 est.)
19.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
Korea, South 4.7% (31 December 2013 est.)
5.39% (31 December 2012 est.)
Kosovo 12.8% (30 June 2013 est.)
13.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
Kuwait 4.9% (31 December 2013 est.)
5% (31 December 2012 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 25% (31 December 2013 est.)
28.43% (31 December 2012 est.)
Laos 23.2% (31 December 2013 est.)
22.3% (31 December 2012 est.)
Latvia 5% (31 December 2013 est.)
5.52% (31 December 2012 est.)
Lebanon 7.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
7.25% (31 December 2012 est.)
Lesotho 10% (31 December 2013 est.)
10.12% (31 December 2012 est.)
Liberia 14% (31 December 2013 est.)
13.52% (31 December 2012 est.)
Libya 6% (31 December 2013 est.)
6% (31 December 2012 est.)
Lithuania 4.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
5.28% (31 December 2012 est.)
Macau 5.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
5.25% (31 December 2012 est.)
Macedonia 6.4% (31 December 2013 est.)
6.8% (31 December 2012 est.)
Madagascar 44% (31 December 2013 est.)
56.25% (31 December 2012 est.)
Malawi 29.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
32.4% (31 December 2012 est.)
Malaysia 4.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
4.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
Maldives 10.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
10.2% (31 December 2011 est.)
Mali 9.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
9.3% (31 December 2012 est.)
Malta 4.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
4.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
Mauritania 18% (31 December 2013 est.)
17% (31 December 2012 est.)
Mauritius 8.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
8.67% (31 December 2012 est.)
Mexico 4.7% (31 December 2013 est.)
4.73% (31 December 2012 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 14.35% (31 December 2013 est.)
14.35% (31 December 2012 est.)
Moldova 12.26% (31 December 2013 est.)
13.34% (31 December 2012 est.)
Mongolia 17.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
18.2% (31 December 2012 est.)
Montenegro 9.69% (31 December 2011 est.)
9.53% (31 December 2010 est.)
Montserrat 8.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
8.16% (31 December 2012 est.)
Morocco 6.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
6.3% (31 December 2012 est.)
Mozambique 15.6% (31 December 2013 est.)
16.81% (31 December 2012 est.)
Namibia 8.2% (31 December 2013 est.)
8.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
Nepal 9% (31 December 2013 est.)
8% (31 December 2012 est.)
Netherlands 2.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
2.65% (31 December 2012 est.)
New Zealand 5.7% (31 December 2013 est.)
5.82% (31 December 2012 est.)
Nicaragua 12% (31 December 2013 est.)
11.99% (31 December 2012 est.)
Niger 4% (31 December 2013 est.)
4% (31 December 2012 est.)
Nigeria 15.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
16.79% (31 December 2012 est.)
Norway 3.4% (31 December 2013 est.)
3.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
Oman 5.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
5.65% (31 December 2012 est.)
Pakistan 11.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
12.41% (31 December 2012 est.)
Panama 6.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
6.91% (31 December 2012 est.)
Papua New Guinea 10.6% (31 December 2013 est.)
10.82% (31 December 2012 est.)
Paraguay 28.9% (31 December 2013 est.)
29.1% (31 December 2012 est.)
Peru 20.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
19.23% (31 December 2012 est.)
note: domestic currency lending rate, 90 day maturity
Philippines 5.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
5.68% (31 December 2012 est.)
Poland 6.9% (31 December 2013 est.)
8.73% (31 December 2012 est.)
Portugal 6% (31 December 2013 est.)
6.37% (31 December 2012 est.)
Qatar 5.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
5.38% (31 December 2012 est.)
Romania 9% (31 December 2013 est.)
11.33% (31 December 2012 est.)
Russia 9.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
9.1% (31 December 2012 est.)
Rwanda 16.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
17.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 8.9% (31 December 2013 est.)
8.73% (31 December 2012 est.)
Saint Lucia 9.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
9.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 9.4% (31 December 2013 est.)
9.43% (31 December 2012 est.)
Samoa 10.2% (31 December 2013 est.)
9.86% (31 December 2012 est.)
San Marino 5.92% (31 December 2011 est.)
5.38% (31 December 2010 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 26% (31 December 2013 est.)
26% (31 December 2012 est.)
Saudi Arabia 6.7% (31 December 2013 est.)
6.8% (31 December 2012 est.)
Senegal 13.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
14.3% (31 December 2012 est.)
Serbia 13.85% (31 December 2013 est.)
14.99% (31 December 2012 est.)
Seychelles 12.4% (31 December 2013 est.)
12.19% (31 December 2012 est.)
Sierra Leone 20.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
21% (31 December 2012 est.)
Singapore 5.4% (31 December 2013 est.)
5.38% (31 December 2012 est.)
Slovakia 3.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
3.47% (31 December 2012 est.)
Slovenia 5.7% (31 December 2013 est.)
5.73% (31 December 2012 est.)
Solomon Islands 11.2% (31 December 2013 est.)
11.28% (31 December 2012 est.)
Somalia NA%
South Africa 8.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
8.75% (31 December 2012 est.)
Spain 8% (31 December 2013 est.)
8.3% (31 December 2012 est.)
Sri Lanka 9.88% (31 December 2013 est.)
14.4% (31 December 2012 est.)
Suriname 12% (31 December 2013 est.)
11.73% (31 December 2012 est.)
Swaziland 8.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
8.75% (31 December 2012 est.)
Sweden 3.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
3.57% (31 December 2012 est.)
Switzerland 2.7% (31 December 2013 est.)
2.69% (31 December 2012 est.)
Syria 10.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
11.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
Taiwan 2.9% (31 December 2013 est.)
2.88% (31 December 2012 est.)
Tajikistan 22% (31 December 2013 est.)
17.13% (31 December 2012 est.)
Tanzania 13.6% (31 December 2013 est.)
15.46% (31 December 2012 est.)
Thailand 7% (31 December 2013 est.)
7.1% (31 December 2012 est.)
Timor-Leste 12.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
12.21% (31 December 2012 est.)
Togo NA%
Tonga 10.9% (31 December 2013 est.)
10.36% (31 December 2012 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 7.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
7.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
Tunisia 7.31% (31 December 2012 est.)
6.76% (31 December 2011 est.)
Turkey 18.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
19% (31 December 2012 est.)
Uganda 23.7% (31 December 2013 est.)
26.31% (31 December 2012 est.)
Ukraine 16% (31 December 2013 est.)
18.39% (31 December 2012 est.)
United Kingdom 4.4% (31 December 2013 est.)
4.22% (31 December 2012 est.)
United States 3.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
3.25% (31 December 2012 est.)
Uruguay 11.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
11.2% (31 December 2012 est.)
Vanuatu 6.7% (31 December 2013 est.)
6% (31 December 2012 est.)
Venezuela 18% (31 December 2013 est.)
16.38% (31 December 2012 est.)
Vietnam 10.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
13.47% (31 December 2012 est.)
West Bank 6.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
6.97% (31 December 2012 est.)
Yemen 22% (31 December 2013 est.)
23% (31 December 2012 est.)
Zambia 10.4% (31 December 2013 est.)
12.15% (31 December 2012 est.)
Zimbabwe 28% (31 December 2013 est.)
30% (31 December 2012 est.)
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