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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% (31 December 2014 est.)
15.08% (31 December 2013 est.)
Albania 7.6% (31 December 2015 est.)
8.66% (31 December 2014 est.)
Algeria 8% (31 December 2015 est.)
8% (31 December 2014 est.)
Angola 17.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
16.38% (31 December 2014 est.)
Anguilla 9% (31 December 2015 est.)
9.09% (31 December 2014 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 10% (31 December 2015 est.)
10.1% (31 December 2014 est.)
Argentina 23.6% (31 December 2015 est.)
24.01% (31 December 2014 est.)
Armenia 17.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
16.41% (31 December 2014 est.)
note: average lending rate on loans up to one year
Aruba 9% (31 December 2015 est.)
7.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
Australia 5.6% (31 December 2015 est.)
5.95% (31 December 2014 est.)
Austria 1.9% (31 December 2015 est.)
2.15% (31 December 2014 est.)
Azerbaijan 14% (31 December 2015 est.)
14.19% (31 December 2014 est.)
Bahamas, The 5.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
4.75% (31 December 2014 est.)
Bahrain 5.9% (31 December 2015 est.)
5.88% (31 December 2014 est.)
Bangladesh 11.2% (31 December 2015 est.)
13% (31 December 2014 est.)
Barbados 8.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
8.38% (31 December 2014 est.)
Belarus 19% (31 December 2015 est.)
18.74% (31 December 2014 est.)
Belgium 2.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
3.23% (31 December 2014 est.)
Belize 10.6% (31 December 2015 est.)
10.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
Benin NA%
Bhutan 14.2% (31 December 2015 est.)
14.2% (31 December 2014 est.)
Bolivia 8.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
9.69% (31 December 2014 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.9% (31 December 2015 est.)
6.64% (31 December 2014 est.)
Botswana 7.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
9% (31 December 2014 est.)
Brazil 42.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
32.01% (31 December 2014 est.)
Brunei 5.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
5.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
Bulgaria 7.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
8.28% (31 December 2014 est.)
Burkina Faso NA% (31 December 2014 est.)
Burma 13% (31 December 2015 est.)
13% (31 December 2014 est.)
Burundi 16% (31 December 2015 est.)
15.7% (31 December 2014 est.)
Cabo Verde 10.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
10.9% (31 December 2014 est.)
Cambodia 11.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
12.31% (31 December 2014 est.)
Cameroon 13% (31 December 2015 est.)
13% (31 December 2014 est.)
Canada 2.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
3% (31 December 2014 est.)
Central African Republic 15.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
15% (31 December 2014 est.)
Chad 15.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
15.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
Chile 5.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
8.1% (31 December 2014 est.)
China 4.4% (31 December 2015 est.)
5.6% (31 December 2014 est.)
Colombia 11.2% (31 December 2015 est.)
10.87% (31 December 2014 est.)
Comoros 11% (31 December 2015 est.)
10.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 19% (31 December 2015 est.)
18.69% (31 December 2014 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 14.8% (31 December 2015 est.)
14.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
Costa Rica 16.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
14.9% (31 December 2014 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 2.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
2.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
Croatia 7.8% (31 December 2015 est.)
7.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
Cuba NA%
Cyprus 4.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
5.88% (31 December 2014 est.)
Czech Republic 4.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
4.64% (31 December 2014 est.)
Denmark 2.9% (31 December 2015 est.)
3.62% (31 December 2014 est.)
Djibouti 12% (31 December 2015 est.)
12.69% (31 December 2014 est.)
Dominica 8.8% (31 December 2015 est.)
8.94% (31 December 2014 est.)
Dominican Republic 14.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
13.9% (31 December 2014 est.)
Ecuador 8.8% (31 December 2015 est.)
8.12% (31 December 2014 est.)
Egypt 11.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
11.71% (31 December 2014 est.)
El Salvador 6.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
5.99% (31 December 2014 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 14% (31 December 2015 est.)
15% (31 December 2014 est.)
Eritrea NA%
Estonia 5.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
4.76% (31 December 2014 est.)
Ethiopia 11.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
11% (31 December 2014 est.)
European Union 0.32% (31 December 2014 est.)
0.56% (31 December 2013 est.)
Fiji 6.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
5.76% (31 December 2014 est.)
Finland 1.9% (31 December 2015 est.)
2.21% (31 December 2014 est.)
France 2.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
2.6% (31 December 2014 est.)
Gabon 15.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
15% (31 December 2014 est.)
Gambia, The 30.8% (31 December 2015 est.)
28.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
Gaza Strip see entry for West Bank
Georgia 12.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
11.91% (31 December 2014 est.)
Germany 1.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
2.47% (31 December 2014 est.)
Ghana 28.9% (31 December 2015 est.)
27% (31 December 2014 est.)
Greece 6% (31 December 2015 est.)
6.52% (31 December 2014 est.)
Grenada 9.2% (31 December 2015 est.)
9.19% (31 December 2014 est.)
Guatemala 13.2% (31 December 2015 est.)
13.77% (31 December 2014 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 15% (31 December 2015 est.)
15% (31 December 2014 est.)
Guinea 23% (31 December 2015 est.)
23% (31 December 2014 est.)
Guyana 12.8% (31 December 2015 est.)
12.83% (31 December 2014 est.)
Haiti 12.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
10.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
Honduras 17.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
20.61% (31 December 2014 est.)
Hong Kong 5.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
5% (31 December 2014 est.)
Hungary 3% (31 December 2015 est.)
4.43% (31 December 2014 est.)
Iceland 7.4% (31 December 2015 est.)
7.74% (31 December 2014 est.)
India 9.9% (31 December 2015 est.)
10.25% (31 December 2014 est.)
Indonesia 12.8% (31 December 2015 est.)
12.61% (31 December 2014 est.)
note: these figures represent the average annualized rate on working capital loans
Iran 13% (31 December 2015 est.)
14% (31 December 2014 est.)
Iraq 6% (31 December 2015 est.)
6% (31 December 2014 est.)
Ireland 3.4% (31 December 2015 est.)
3.41% (31 December 2014 est.)
Israel 3.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
3.91% (31 December 2014 est.)
Italy 4.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
4.87% (31 December 2014 est.)
Jamaica 16.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
17.22% (31 December 2014 est.)
Japan 1.48% (31 December 2015 est.)
1.48% (31 December 2014 est.)
Jordan 8.4% (31 December 2015 est.)
8.84% (31 December 2014 est.)
Kazakhstan 10.9% (31 December 2015 est.)
7.24% (31 December 2014 est.)
Kenya 16% (31 December 2015 est.)
16.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
Korea, South 3.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
4.27% (31 December 2014 est.)
Kosovo 12.8% (30 June 2013 est.)
13.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
Kuwait 4.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
4.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 20.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
16.87% (31 December 2014 est.)
Laos 19% (31 December 2015 est.)
19.2% (31 December 2014 est.)
Latvia 4.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
4.6% (31 December 2014 est.)
Lebanon 7.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
7.27% (31 December 2014 est.)
Lesotho 10.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
10.34% (31 December 2014 est.)
Liberia 14.2% (31 December 2015 est.)
13.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
Libya 7% (31 December 2015 est.)
6% (31 December 2014 est.)
Lithuania 3.2% (31 December 2015 est.)
3.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
Macau 5.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
5.25% (31 December 2014 est.)
Macedonia 8.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
8.16% (31 December 2014 est.)
Madagascar 62% (31 December 2015 est.)
60% (31 December 2014 est.)
Malawi 41% (31 December 2015 est.)
44.29% (31 December 2014 est.)
Malaysia 4.8% (31 December 2015 est.)
4.67% (31 December 2014 est.)
Maldives 10.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
10.2% (31 December 2011 est.)
Mali 9.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
9.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
Malta 4.18% (31 December 2015 est.)
5.15% (31 December 2014 est.)
Mauritania 18% (31 December 2015 est.)
18% (31 December 2014 est.)
Mauritius 8.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
8.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
Mexico 3.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
3.55% (31 December 2014 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 7.1% (2013 est.)
6.4% (2012 est.)
Moldova 15.46% (31 December 2015 est.)
10.95% (31 December 2014 est.)
Mongolia 19.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
19.54% (31 December 2014 est.)
Montenegro 9.22% (31 December 2014 est.)
9.36% (31 December 2013 est.)
Montserrat 8.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
8.02% (31 December 2014 est.)
Morocco 5.9% (31 December 2015 est.)
6% (31 December 2014 est.)
Mozambique 14.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
14.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
Namibia 9.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
8.7% (31 December 2014 est.)
Nepal 9.8% (31 December 2015 est.)
10.6% (31 December 2014 est.)
Netherlands 2% (31 December 2015 est.)
2.27% (31 December 2014 est.)
New Zealand 5.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
5.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
Nicaragua 13.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
13.54% (31 December 2014 est.)
Nigeria 17.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
16.55% (31 December 2014 est.)
Niger 3.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
3.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
Norway 2.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
2.25% (31 December 2014 est.)
Oman 5.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
5.08% (31 December 2014 est.)
Pakistan 6.46% (10 December 2015 est.)
9.74% (10 December 2014 est.)
Panama 6.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
6.83% (31 December 2014 est.)
Papua New Guinea 9.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
9.38% (31 December 2014 est.)
Paraguay 20.6% (31 December 2015 est.)
21.19% (31 December 2014 est.)
Peru 15.9% (31 December 2015 est.)
15.74% (31 December 2014 est.)
note: domestic currency lending rate, 90 day maturity
Philippines 4.4% (31 December 2015 est.)
4.56% (31 December 2014 est.)
Poland 5.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
6.18% (31 December 2014 est.)
Portugal 5.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
5.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
Puerto Rico 3.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
3.3% (31 December 2014 est.)
Qatar 4.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
4.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
Romania 6.21% (31 December 2015 est.)
7.65% (31 December 2014 est.)
Russia 15.9% (31 December 2015 est.)
11.14% (31 December 2014 est.)
Rwanda 17.2% (31 December 2015 est.)
17.25% (31 December 2014 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 9.4% (31 December 2015 est.)
9.28% (31 December 2014 est.)
Saint Lucia 9% (31 December 2015 est.)
9% (31 December 2014 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 9.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
9% (31 December 2014 est.)
Samoa 9.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
10% (31 December 2014 est.)
San Marino 5.92% (31 December 2011 est.)
5.38% (31 December 2010 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 15% (31 December 2015 est.)
16% (31 December 2014 est.)
Saudi Arabia 6.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
6.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
Senegal 14.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
14.5% (31 December 2014 est.)
Serbia 12% (31 December 2015 est.)
14.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
Seychelles 12.2% (31 December 2015 est.)
11.65% (31 December 2014 est.)
Sierra Leone 19% (31 December 2015 est.)
19.41% (31 December 2014 est.)
Singapore 5.4% (31 December 2015 est.)
5.35% (31 December 2014 est.)
Slovakia 3.9% (31 December 2015 est.)
3.6% (31 December 2014 est.)
Slovenia 5.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
5.02% (31 December 2014 est.)
Solomon Islands 10.9% (31 December 2015 est.)
10.91% (31 December 2014 est.)
Somalia NA%
South Africa 9.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
9.13% (31 December 2014 est.)
Spain 9.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
9.44% (31 December 2014 est.)
Sri Lanka 7.4% (31 December 2015 est.)
7.84% (31 December 2014 est.)
Suriname 12.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
12.28% (31 December 2014 est.)
Swaziland 8.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
8.63% (31 December 2014 est.)
Sweden 2% (31 December 2015 est.)
2.53% (31 December 2014 est.)
Switzerland 2.6% (31 December 2015 est.)
2.69% (31 December 2014 est.)
Syria 17.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
17% (31 December 2014 est.)
Taiwan 2.83% (31 December 2015 est.)
2.88% (31 December 2014 est.)
Tajikistan 22% (31 December 2015 est.)
21.62% (31 December 2014 est.)
Tanzania 15.2% (31 December 2015 est.)
15.75% (31 December 2014 est.)
Thailand 6.6% (31 December 2015 est.)
6.77% (31 December 2014 est.)
Timor-Leste 13% (31 December 2015 est.)
12.9% (31 December 2014 est.)
Togo NA%
Tonga 8.6% (31 December 2015 est.)
8.89% (31 December 2014 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 8% (31 December 2015 est.)
7.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
Tunisia 7.31% (31 December 2014 est.)
6.76% (31 December 2013 est.)
Turkey 13.8% (31 December 2015 est.)
13.38% (31 December 2014 est.)
Tuvalu 10.6% (2013 est.)
10.6% (2012 est.)
Uganda 22.2% (31 December 2015 est.)
21.53% (31 December 2014 est.)
Ukraine 19% (31 December 2015 est.)
17.72% (31 December 2014 est.)
United Kingdom 4.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
4.45% (31 December 2014 est.)
United States 3.3% (31 December 2015 est.)
3.25% (31 December 2014 est.)
Uruguay 15.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
15.53% (31 December 2014 est.)
Uzbekistan 12.44% (31 December 2013 est.)
11.2% (31 December 2012 est.)
Vanuatu 4.6% (31 December 2015 est.)
4.8% (31 December 2014 est.)
Venezuela 19.54% (31 December 2015 est.)
17.44% (31 December 2014 est.)
Vietnam 8.1% (31 December 2015 est.)
8.67% (31 December 2014 est.)
West Bank 7.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
6.41% (31 December 2014 est.)
Yemen 25% (31 December 2015 est.)
24% (31 December 2014 est.)
Zambia 12.5% (31 December 2015 est.)
11.57% (31 December 2014 est.)
Zimbabwe 18% (31 December 2015 est.)
22% (31 December 2014 est.)
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