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FIELD LISTING :: COMMERCIAL BANK PRIME LENDING RATE Print
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

CountryCOMMERCIAL BANK PRIME LENDING RATE(%)
Afghanistan 15.08% (31 December 2013 est.)
15% (31 December 2012 est.)
Albania 8.6% (31 December 2014 est.)
9.83% (31 December 2013 est.)
Algeria 8% (31 December 2014 est.)
8% (31 December 2013 est.)
Angola 15.2% (31 December 2014 est.)
15.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
Anguilla 8.9% (31 December 2014 est.)
9.08% (31 December 2013 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 10.1% (31 December 2014 est.)
9.98% (31 December 2013 est.)
Argentina 25.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
17.15% (31 December 2013 est.)
Armenia 15.9% (31 December 2014 est.)
16% (31 December 2013 est.)
note: average lending rate on loans up to one year
Aruba 8.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
8.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
Australia 6% (31 December 2014 est.)
6.18% (31 December 2013 est.)
Austria 2.1% (31 December 2014 est.)
2.21% (31 December 2013 est.)
Azerbaijan 18% (31 December 2014 est.)
18.25% (31 December 2013 est.)
Bahamas, The 5.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
4.75% (31 December 2013 est.)
Bahrain 6.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
5.93% (31 December 2013 est.)
Bangladesh 13% (31 December 2014 est.)
13% (31 December 2013 est.)
Barbados 9% (31 December 2014 est.)
8.7% (31 December 2013 est.)
Belarus 20% (31 December 2014 est.)
19.13% (31 December 2013 est.)
Belgium 3.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
3.49% (31 December 2013 est.)
Belize 12% (31 December 2014 est.)
11.57% (31 December 2013 est.)
Benin NA%
Bhutan 14% (31 December 2014 est.)
14% (31 December 2013 est.)
Bolivia 9.7% (31 December 2014 est.)
11.05% (31 December 2013 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
7.23% (31 December 2013 est.)
Botswana 9% (31 December 2014 est.)
10.19% (31 December 2013 est.)
Brazil 33% (31 December 2014 est.)
27.4% (31 December 2013 est.)
Brunei 5.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
5.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
Bulgaria 8.4% (31 December 2014 est.)
9.05% (31 December 2013 est.)
Burkina Faso NA% (31 December 2014 est.)
Burma 13% (31 December 2014 est.)
13% (31 December 2013 est.)
Burundi 15% (31 December 2014 est.)
15.15% (31 December 2013 est.)
Cabo Verde 10.6% (31 December 2014 est.)
10.54% (31 December 2013 est.)
Cambodia 12.6% (31 December 2014 est.)
12.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
Cameroon 13.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
14% (31 December 2013 est.)
Canada 3% (31 December 2014 est.)
3% (31 December 2013 est.)
Central African Republic 15% (31 December 2014 est.)
15% (31 December 2013 est.)
Chad 15.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
15.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
Chile 8.1% (31 December 2014 est.)
9.26% (31 December 2013 est.)
China 6% (31 December 2014 est.)
6% (31 December 2013 est.)
Colombia 10.9% (31 December 2014 est.)
11% (31 December 2013 est.)
Comoros 10.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
10.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 17.4% (31 December 2014 est.)
19.38% (31 December 2013 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 14.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
14.8% (31 December 2013 est.)
Costa Rica 15.4% (31 December 2014 est.)
15.19% (31 December 2013 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 3.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
3.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
Croatia 8.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
9.25% (31 December 2013 est.)
Cuba NA%
Cyprus 6.1% (31 December 2014 est.)
6.89% (31 December 2013 est.)
Czech Republic 4.7% (31 December 2014 est.)
4.97% (31 December 2013 est.)
Denmark 3.9% (31 December 2014 est.)
4.04% (31 December 2013 est.)
Djibouti 10.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
11% (31 December 2013 est.)
Dominica 9.1% (31 December 2014 est.)
9.1% (31 December 2013 est.)
Dominican Republic 13.7% (31 December 2014 est.)
13.59% (31 December 2013 est.)
Ecuador 8.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
8.17% (31 December 2013 est.)
Egypt 11.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
12.29% (31 December 2013 est.)
El Salvador 6% (31 December 2014 est.)
5.74% (31 December 2013 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 15% (31 December 2014 est.)
15% (31 December 2013 est.)
Eritrea NA%
Estonia 5.1% (31 December 2014 est.)
5.37% (31 December 2013 est.)
Ethiopia 11% (31 December 2014 est.)
12% (31 December 2013 est.)
European Union 5.9% (31 December 2010 est.)
7.52% (31 December 2009 est.)
Fiji 5.9% (31 December 2014 est.)
6.1% (31 December 2013 est.)
Finland 2% (31 December 2014 est.)
2.11% (31 December 2013 est.)
France 2.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
2.84% (31 December 2013 est.)
Gabon 15% (31 December 2014 est.)
15% (31 December 2013 est.)
Gambia, The 33.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
28% (31 December 2013 est.)
Gaza Strip see entry for West Bank
Georgia 12.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
13.59% (31 December 2013 est.)
Germany 2.6% (31 December 2014 est.)
2.76% (31 December 2013 est.)
Ghana 30% (31 December 2014 est.)
25.6% (31 December 2013 est.)
Greece 6.6% (31 December 2014 est.)
7% (31 December 2013 est.)
Grenada 9.6% (31 December 2014 est.)
9.28% (31 December 2013 est.)
Guatemala 13.6% (31 December 2014 est.)
13.6% (31 December 2013 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 15% (31 December 2014 est.)
15% (31 December 2013 est.)
Guinea 23% (31 December 2014 est.)
26% (31 December 2013 est.)
Guyana 13.2% (31 December 2014 est.)
13.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
Haiti 8.6% (31 December 2014 est.)
8.72% (31 December 2013 est.)
Honduras 17.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
20.08% (31 December 2013 est.)
Hong Kong 5% (31 December 2014 est.)
5% (31 December 2013 est.)
Hungary 4.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
6.33% (31 December 2013 est.)
Iceland 8.2% (31 December 2014 est.)
8.17% (31 December 2013 est.)
India 10.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
10.33% (31 December 2013 est.)
Indonesia 12.4% (31 December 2014 est.)
11.66% (31 December 2013 est.)
note: these figures represent the average annualized rate on working capital loans
Iran 11.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
11% (31 December 2013 est.)
Iraq 6% (31 December 2014 est.)
6% (31 December 2013 est.)
Ireland 3.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
3.28% (31 December 2013 est.)
Israel 3.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
4.54% (31 December 2013 est.)
Italy 5.1% (31 December 2014 est.)
5.14% (31 December 2013 est.)
Jamaica 17.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
17.72% (31 December 2013 est.)
Japan 1.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
1.48% (31 December 2013 est.)
Jordan 8.74% (31 December 2014 est.)
8.85% (31 December 2013 est.)
Kazakhstan 6.9% (31 December 2014 est.)
6.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
Kenya 16.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
17.31% (31 December 2013 est.)
Korea, South 4.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
4.64% (31 December 2013 est.)
Kosovo 12.8% (30 June 2013 est.)
13.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
Kuwait 5% (31 December 2014 est.)
4.9% (31 December 2013 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 24% (31 December 2014 est.)
20.93% (31 December 2013 est.)
Laos 24.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
23.2% (31 December 2013 est.)
Latvia 6% (31 December 2014 est.)
5.92% (31 December 2013 est.)
Lebanon 7.2% (31 December 2014 est.)
7.35% (31 December 2013 est.)
Lesotho 10.2% (31 December 2014 est.)
9.92% (31 December 2013 est.)
Liberia 14% (31 December 2014 est.)
13.48% (31 December 2013 est.)
Libya 5.6% (31 December 2014 est.)
6% (31 December 2013 est.)
Lithuania 5.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
4.94% (31 December 2013 est.)
Macau 5.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
5.25% (31 December 2013 est.)
Macedonia 8.2% (31 December 2014 est.)
8.04% (31 December 2013 est.)
Madagascar 61% (31 December 2014 est.)
58.98% (31 December 2013 est.)
Malawi 44% (31 December 2014 est.)
46% (31 December 2013 est.)
Malaysia 4.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
4.56% (31 December 2013 est.)
Maldives 10.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
10.2% (31 December 2011 est.)
Mali 9.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
9.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
Malta 4% (31 December 2014 est.)
4.4% (31 December 2013 est.)
Mauritania 18% (31 December 2014 est.)
18% (31 December 2013 est.)
Mauritius 8.7% (31 December 2014 est.)
8.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
Mexico 4% (31 December 2014 est.)
4.25% (31 December 2013 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 14.35% (31 December 2013 est.)
14.35% (31 December 2012 est.)
Moldova 12% (31 December 2014 est.)
12.29% (31 December 2013 est.)
Mongolia 18.2% (31 December 2014 est.)
17.4% (31 December 2013 est.)
Montenegro 9.69% (31 December 2011 est.)
9.53% (31 December 2010 est.)
Montserrat 8% (31 December 2014 est.)
8% (31 December 2013 est.)
Morocco 6% (31 December 2014 est.)
6.23% (31 December 2013 est.)
Mozambique 15.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
15.33% (31 December 2013 est.)
Namibia 9% (31 December 2014 est.)
8.29% (31 December 2013 est.)
Nepal 10.9% (31 December 2014 est.)
12.4% (31 December 2013 est.)
Netherlands 2.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
2.31% (31 December 2013 est.)
New Zealand 6.1% (31 December 2014 est.)
5.53% (31 December 2013 est.)
Nicaragua 14.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
14.98% (31 December 2013 est.)
Nigeria 17% (31 December 2014 est.)
16.72% (31 December 2013 est.)
Niger 3.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
3.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
Norway 2.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
2.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
Oman 5.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
5.41% (31 December 2013 est.)
Pakistan 9.7% (8 December 2014 est.)
9.98% (31 December 2013 est.)
Panama 6.6% (31 December 2014 est.)
6.59% (31 December 2013 est.)
Papua New Guinea 10.1% (31 December 2014 est.)
10.13% (31 December 2013 est.)
Paraguay 19.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
19.27% (31 December 2013 est.)
Peru 15.7% (31 December 2014 est.)
18.16% (31 December 2013 est.)
note: domestic currency lending rate, 90 day maturity
Philippines 5.9% (31 December 2014 est.)
5.77% (31 December 2013 est.)
Poland 6.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
7.07% (31 December 2013 est.)
Portugal 5.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
5.91% (31 December 2013 est.)
Puerto Rico 3.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
3.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
Qatar 4.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
4.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
Romania 8.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
10.52% (31 December 2013 est.)
Russia 11.3% (2014 est.)
9.47% (31 December 2013 est.)
Rwanda 17.2% (31 December 2014 est.)
17.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 9% (31 December 2014 est.)
8.78% (31 December 2013 est.)
Saint Lucia 9.1% (31 December 2014 est.)
9.05% (31 December 2013 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 9.4% (31 December 2014 est.)
9.45% (31 December 2013 est.)
Samoa 10.2% (31 December 2014 est.)
10.19% (31 December 2013 est.)
San Marino 5.92% (31 December 2011 est.)
5.38% (31 December 2010 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 25.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
25.75% (31 December 2013 est.)
Saudi Arabia 6.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
6.7% (31 December 2013 est.)
Senegal 13.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
14% (31 December 2013 est.)
Serbia 14.4% (31 December 2014 est.)
18.33% (31 December 2013 est.)
Seychelles 13% (31 December 2014 est.)
12.29% (31 December 2013 est.)
Sierra Leone 19.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
20.56% (31 December 2013 est.)
Singapore 5.4% (31 December 2014 est.)
5.38% (31 December 2013 est.)
Slovakia 3.2% (31 December 2014 est.)
3.34% (31 December 2013 est.)
Slovenia 5.2% (31 December 2014 est.)
5.68% (31 December 2013 est.)
Solomon Islands 10.9% (31 December 2014 est.)
10.77% (31 December 2013 est.)
Somalia NA%
South Africa 9.1% (31 December 2014 est.)
8.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
Spain 9.4% (31 December 2014 est.)
9.34% (31 December 2013 est.)
Sri Lanka 11.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
12.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
Suriname 12.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
12% (31 December 2013 est.)
Swaziland 8.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
8.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
Sweden 2.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
3.23% (31 December 2013 est.)
Switzerland 2.7% (31 December 2014 est.)
2.69% (31 December 2013 est.)
Syria 17% (31 December 2014 est.)
16% (31 December 2013 est.)
Taiwan 2.9% (31 December 2014 est.)
2.88% (31 December 2013 est.)
Tajikistan 22% (31 December 2014 est.)
6.6% (31 December 2013 est.)
Tanzania 17.4% (31 December 2014 est.)
15.82% (31 December 2013 est.)
Thailand 6.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
6.96% (31 December 2013 est.)
Timor-Leste 12.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
12.41% (31 December 2013 est.)
Togo NA%
Tonga 9.4% (31 December 2014 est.)
9.26% (31 December 2013 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 7.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
7.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
Tunisia 7.31% (31 December 2014 est.)
6.76% (31 December 2013 est.)
Turkey 13.6% (31 December 2014 est.)
11.06% (31 December 2013 est.)
Uganda 21.7% (31 December 2014 est.)
23.3% (31 December 2013 est.)
Ukraine 18% (31 December 2014 est.)
16.65% (31 December 2013 est.)
United Kingdom 4.4% (31 December 2014 est.)
4.37% (31 December 2013 est.)
United States 3.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
3.25% (31 December 2013 est.)
Uruguay 15.7% (31 December 2014 est.)
12.44% (31 December 2013 est.)
Uzbekistan 12.44% (31 December 2013 est.)
11.2% (31 December 2012 est.)
Vanuatu 5.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
5% (31 December 2013 est.)
Venezuela 17.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
15.9% (31 December 2013 est.)
Vietnam 9.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
10.37% (31 December 2013 est.)
West Bank 7.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
7.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
Yemen 20% (31 December 2014 est.)
22% (31 December 2013 est.)
Zambia 14% (31 December 2014 est.)
9.52% (31 December 2013 est.)
Zimbabwe 22% (31 December 2014 est.)
28% (31 December 2013 est.)
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