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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

CountryCOMMERCIAL BANK PRIME LENDING RATE(%)
Afghanistan 15% (31 December 2015 est.)
15% (31 December 2014 est.)
Albania 9.1% (31 December 2016 est.)
8.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
Algeria 8% (31 December 2016 est.)
8% (31 December 2015 est.)
Angola 30% (31 December 2016 est.)
16.88% (31 December 2015 est.)
Anguilla 9% (31 December 2016 est.)
9.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 9.8% (31 December 2016 est.)
9.8% (31 December 2015 est.)
Argentina 32.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
24.92% (31 December 2015 est.)
Armenia 17.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
17.59% (31 December 2015 est.)
note: average lending rate on loans up to one year
Aruba 9% (31 December 2016 est.)
8.25% (31 December 2015 est.)
Australia 5.1% (31 December 2016 est.)
5.58% (31 December 2015 est.)
Austria 1.8% (31 December 2016 est.)
2% (31 December 2015 est.)
Azerbaijan 12.2% (31 December 2016 est.)
13.86% (31 December 2015 est.)
Bahamas, The 6% (31 December 2016 est.)
4.8% (31 December 2015 est.)
Bahrain 5.4% (31 December 2016 est.)
5.16% (31 December 2015 est.)
Bangladesh 10.7% (31 December 2016 est.)
11.71% (31 December 2015 est.)
Barbados 8.1% (31 December 2016 est.)
8.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
Belarus 18% (31 December 2016 est.)
18.08% (31 December 2015 est.)
Belgium 2.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
2.46% (31 December 2015 est.)
Belize 10.8% (31 December 2016 est.)
10.32% (31 December 2015 est.)
Benin NA%
Bhutan 13.7% (31 December 2016 est.)
13.75% (31 December 2015 est.)
Bolivia 7.6% (31 December 2016 est.)
8.07% (31 December 2015 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 5% (31 December 2016 est.)
5.79% (31 December 2015 est.)
Botswana 7% (31 December 2016 est.)
7.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
Brazil 47.4% (31 December 2016 est.)
43.96% (31 December 2015 est.)
Brunei 5.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
5.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
Bulgaria 6.58% (31 December 2016 est.)
6.59% (31 December 2015 est.)
Burkina Faso NA% (31 December 2014 est.)
Burma 15% (31 December 2016 est.)
13% (31 December 2015 est.)
Burundi 13.9% (31 December 2016 est.)
15.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
Cabo Verde 10% (31 December 2016 est.)
10.41% (31 December 2015 est.)
Cambodia 11.8% (31 December 2016 est.)
11.71% (31 December 2015 est.)
Cameroon 12.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
13% (31 December 2015 est.)
Canada 2.7% (31 December 2016 est.)
2.78% (31 December 2015 est.)
Central African Republic 15.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
15.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
Chad 15.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
15.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
Chile 6.1% (31 December 2016 est.)
5.52% (31 December 2015 est.)
China 4.35% (31 December 2016 est.)
4.35% (31 December 2015 est.)
Colombia 14.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
11.45% (31 December 2015 est.)
Comoros 10.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
10.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 19.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
19.37% (31 December 2015 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 14% (31 December 2016 est.)
14.8% (31 December 2015 est.)
Costa Rica 14.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
14.24% (31 December 2015 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 2.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
2.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
Croatia 4.8% (31 December 2016 est.)
5.83% (31 December 2015 est.)
Cuba NA%
Cyprus 4.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
4.69% (31 December 2015 est.)
Czechia 4.2% (31 December 2016 est.)
4.28% (31 December 2015 est.)
Denmark 3.7% (31 December 2016 est.)
3.42% (31 December 2015 est.)
Djibouti 11.7% (31 December 2016 est.)
11.62% (31 December 2015 est.)
Dominica 8.6% (31 December 2016 est.)
8.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
Dominican Republic 5.87% (31 December 2016 est.)
5.86% (31 December 2015 est.)
Ecuador 9% (31 December 2016 est.)
8.33% (31 December 2015 est.)
Egypt 12.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
11.63% (31 December 2015 est.)
El Salvador 6.5% (23 December 2016 est.)
6.72% (25 December 2015 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 14% (31 December 2016 est.)
14% (31 December 2015 est.)
Eritrea NA%
Estonia 4.8% (31 December 2016 est.)
4.48% (31 December 2015 est.)
Ethiopia 12.2% (31 December 2016 est.)
11.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
European Union 0.32% (31 December 2014 est.)
0.56% (31 December 2013 est.)
Fiji 5.9% (31 December 2016 est.)
5.79% (31 December 2015 est.)
Finland 1.46% (31 December 2016 est.)
2% (31 December 2015 est.)
France 2% (31 December 2016 est.)
1.93% (31 December 2015 est.)
Gabon 15.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
15.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
Gambia, The 30.6% (31 December 2016 est.)
30.8% (31 December 2015 est.)
Gaza Strip see entry for the West Bank
Georgia 12.9% (31 December 2016 est.)
12.49% (31 December 2015 est.)
Germany 1.7% (31 December 2016 est.)
1.84% (31 December 2015 est.)
Ghana 31.8% (31 December 2016 est.)
28.6% (31 December 2015 est.)
Greece 5.7% (31 December 2016 est.)
5.89% (31 December 2015 est.)
Grenada 9% (31 December 2016 est.)
8.96% (31 December 2015 est.)
Guatemala 13.2% (31 December 2016 est.)
13.23% (31 December 2015 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 15% (31 December 2016 est.)
15% (31 December 2015 est.)
Guinea 22% (31 December 2016 est.)
23% (31 December 2015 est.)
Guyana 13% (31 December 2016 est.)
12.83% (31 December 2015 est.)
Haiti 12.9% (31 December 2016 est.)
12.9% (31 December 2015 est.)
Honduras 20.8% (31 December 2016 est.)
20.66% (31 December 2015 est.)
Hong Kong 5% (31 December 2016 est.)
5% (31 December 2015 est.)
Hungary 2.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
2.9% (31 December 2015 est.)
Iceland 7.6% (31 December 2016 est.)
7.61% (31 December 2015 est.)
India 9.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
10.01% (31 December 2015 est.)
Indonesia 12.2% (31 October 2016 est.)
12.9% (31 December 2015 est.)
note: these figures represent the average annualized rate on working capital loans
Iran 13% (31 December 2016 est.)
14.2% (31 December 2015 est.)
Iraq 4.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
6% (31 December 2015 est.)
Ireland 3.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
3.36% (31 December 2015 est.)
Israel 3.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
3.46% (31 December 2015 est.)
Italy 3.8% (31 December 2016 est.)
4.13% (31 December 2015 est.)
Jamaica 16.6% (31 December 2016 est.)
16.98% (31 December 2015 est.)
Japan 1.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
1.48% (31 December 2015 est.)
Jordan 8% (31 December 2016 est.)
8.24% (31 December 2015 est.)
Kazakhstan 13.7% (31 March 2017 est.)
14.4% (31 December 2016 est.)
Kenya 17.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
16.09% (31 December 2015 est.)
Korea, South 3.44% (31 December 2016 est.)
3.46% (31 December 2015 est.)
Kosovo 12.8% (30 June 2013 est.)
13.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
Kuwait 4.6% (31 December 2016 est.)
4.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 23.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
24.25% (31 December 2015 est.)
Laos 16.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
18.2% (31 December 2015 est.)
Latvia 4.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
4.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
Lebanon 8.2% (31 December 2016 est.)
7.09% (31 December 2015 est.)
Lesotho 12.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
10.59% (31 December 2015 est.)
Liberia 13.59% (31 December 2016 est.)
13.61% (31 December 2015 est.)
Libya 6% (31 December 2016 est.)
6% (31 December 2015 est.)
Lithuania 3.1% (31 December 2016 est.)
3.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
Macau 5.4% (31 December 2016 est.)
5.25% (31 December 2015 est.)
Macedonia 4% (31 December 2016 est.)
4.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
Madagascar 62% (31 December 2016 est.)
60% (31 December 2015 est.)
Malawi 42.88% (December 2016 est.)
44.9% (31 December 2015 est.)
Malaysia 4.4% (31 December 2016 est.)
4.57% (31 December 2015 est.)
Maldives 10.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
10.2% (31 December 2011 est.)
Mali 9.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
9.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
Malta 2.9% (31 December 2016 est.)
3.4% (31 December 2015 est.)
Mauritania 17% (31 December 2016 est.)
17% (31 December 2015 est.)
Mauritius 8.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
8.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
Mexico 4.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
3.42% (31 December 2015 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 7.1% (2013 est.)
6.4% (2012 est.)
Moldova 12% (31 December 2016 est.)
22.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
Mongolia 19.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
19.56% (31 December 2015 est.)
Montenegro 9.22% (31 December 2014 est.)
9.36% (31 December 2013 est.)
Montserrat 8.2% (31 December 2016 est.)
7.82% (31 December 2015 est.)
Morocco 5.9% (31 December 2016 est.)
6% (31 December 2015 est.)
Mozambique 24.9% (31 December 2016 est.)
14.87% (31 December 2015 est.)
Namibia 10.75% (12 April 2017 est.)
7.41% (31 December 2015 est.)
Nepal 8.6% (30 October 2016 est.)
9.5% (30 October 2015 est.)
Netherlands 2.59% (31 December 2016 est.)
2.93% (31 December 2015 est.)
New Zealand 5% (31 December 2016 est.)
5.76% (31 December 2015 est.)
Nicaragua 15% (31 December 2016 est.)
12.05% (31 December 2015 est.)
Nigeria 18% (31 December 2016 est.)
16.85% (31 December 2015 est.)
Niger 3.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
3.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
Norway 1.4% (31 December 2016 est.)
1.75% (31 December 2015 est.)
Oman 5% (31 December 2016 est.)
4.76% (31 December 2015 est.)
Pakistan 6.46% (10 December 2015 est.)
9.74% (10 December 2014 est.)
Panama 7.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
7.46% (31 December 2015 est.)
Papua New Guinea 8.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
8.73% (31 December 2015 est.)
Paraguay 21% (31 December 2016 est.)
19.74% (31 December 2015 est.)
Peru 16.1% (31 December 2016 est.)
16.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
note: domestic currency lending rate, 90 day maturity
Philippines 4.09% (31 December 2016 est.)
4.4% (31 December 2015 est.)
Poland 5.1% (31 December 2016 est.)
4.92% (31 December 2015 est.)
Portugal 4.1% (31 December 2016 est.)
4.49% (31 December 2015 est.)
Puerto Rico 4% (31 December 2016 est.)
3.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
Qatar 5% (31 December 2016 est.)
4.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
Romania 6% (31 December 2016 est.)
6.77% (31 December 2015 est.)
Russia 12.7% (31 December 2016 est.)
15.73% (31 December 2015 est.)
Rwanda 17.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
17.33% (31 December 2015 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 9.4% (31 December 2016 est.)
9.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
Saint Lucia 8.8% (31 December 2016 est.)
8.86% (31 December 2015 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 9.4% (31 December 2016 est.)
9.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
Samoa 9.4% (31 December 2016 est.)
9.39% (31 December 2015 est.)
San Marino 5.92% (31 December 2011 est.)
5.38% (31 December 2010 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 15% (31 December 2016 est.)
15% (31 December 2015 est.)
Saudi Arabia 7.1% (31 December 2016 est.)
6.9% (31 December 2015 est.)
Senegal 14.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
14.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
Serbia 6.29% (31 December 2016 est.)
7.4% (31 December 2016 est.)
Seychelles 12.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
12.36% (31 December 2015 est.)
Sierra Leone 18.9% (31 December 2016 est.)
18.78% (31 December 2015 est.)
Singapore 5.4% (31 December 2016 est.)
5.35% (31 December 2015 est.)
Slovakia 2.7% (31 December 2016 est.)
2.78% (31 December 2015 est.)
Slovenia 2.3% (31 Januay 2017 est.)
2.7% (31 January 2016 est.)
Solomon Islands 10.1% (31 December 2016 est.)
10.48% (31 December 2015 est.)
Somalia NA%
South Africa 10.6% (31 December 2016 est.)
9.42% (31 December 2015 est.)
Spain 2.4% (31 December 2016 est.)
2.74% (31 December 2015 est.)
Sri Lanka 12.29% (31 December 2016 est.)
7.4% (31 December 2015 est.)
Suriname 13.6% (31 December 2016 est.)
12.62% (31 December 2015 est.)
Swaziland 10.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
9.25% (31 December 2015 est.)
Sweden 2% (31 December 2016 est.)
1.96% (31 December 2015 est.)
Switzerland 2.6% (31 December 2016 est.)
2.68% (31 December 2015 est.)
Syria 32% (31 December 2016 est.)
27% (31 December 2015 est.)
Taiwan 2.63% (31 December, 2016 est.)
2.83% (31 December, 2015 est.)
Tajikistan 26% (31 December 2016 est.)
25.84% (31 December 2015 est.)
Tanzania 14.2% (31 December 2016 est.)
16.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
Thailand 6.4% (31 December 2016 est.)
6.56% (31 December 2015 est.)
Timor-Leste 13.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
13.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
Togo NA%
Tonga 8% (31 December 2016 est.)
8.09% (31 December 2015 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 8.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
8.2% (31 December 2015 est.)
Tunisia 7.31% (31 December 2016 est.)
6.76% (31 December 2013 est.)
Turkey 15.2% (31 December 2016 est.)
13.66% (31 December 2015 est.)
Tuvalu 10.6% (31 December 2013 est.)
10.6% (31 December 2012 est.)
Uganda 22.6% (31 December 2016 est.)
22.6% (31 December 2015 est.)
Ukraine 18.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
21.82% (31 December 2015 est.)
United Kingdom 4.6% (31 December 2016 est.)
4.51% (31 December 2015 est.)
United States 3.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
3.26% (31 December 2015 est.)
Uruguay 15.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
15.84% (31 December 2015 est.)
Uzbekistan 16% (31 December 2016 est.)
11.2% (31 December 2012 est.)
Vanuatu 3.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
3.63% (31 December 2015 est.)
Venezuela 22.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
19.4% (31 December 2015 est.)
Vietnam 6.8% (31 December 2016 est.)
7.12% (31 December 2015 est.)
West Bank 7% (31 December 2016 est.)
6.8% (31 December 2015 est.)
Yemen 27% (31 December 2016 est.)
25% (31 December 2015 est.)
Zambia 15.7% (31 December 2016 est.)
13.25% (31 December 2015 est.)
Zimbabwe 20% (31 December 2016 est.)
18% (31 December 2015 est.)