FIELD LISTING :: COMMERCIAL BANK PRIME LENDING RATE
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 2016 est.)
15% (31 December 2015 est.)
Albania 7.2% (31 December 2017 est.)
9.65% (31 December 2016 est.)
Algeria 8% (31 December 2017 est.)
8% (31 December 2016 est.)
Angola 20% (31 December 2017 est.)
15.71% (31 December 2016 est.)
Anguilla 9.1% (31 December 2017 est.)
9.2% (31 December 2016 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 9.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
9.61% (31 December 2016 est.)
Argentina 24.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
31.23% (31 December 2016 est.)
Armenia 16% (31 December 2017 est.)
17.36% (31 December 2016 est.)
note: average lending rate on loans up to one year
Aruba 8.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
7.83% (31 December 2016 est.)
Australia 5.3% (31 December 2017 est.)
5.42% (31 December 2016 est.)
Austria 1.7% (31 December 2017 est.)
1.86% (31 December 2016 est.)
Azerbaijan 12.4% (31 December 2017 est.)
12.56% (31 December 2016 est.)
Bahamas, The 4.3% (31 December 2017 est.)
4.8% (31 December 2016 est.)
Bahrain 5.7% (31 December 2017 est.)
5.2% (31 December 2016 est.)
Bangladesh 10.2% (31 December 2017 est.)
10.41% (31 December 2016 est.)
Barbados 8.1% (31 December 2017 est.)
8.05% (31 December 2016 est.)
Belarus 14% (31 December 2017 est.)
14.4% (31 December 2016 est.)
Belgium 2% (31 December 2017 est.)
2.01% (31 December 2016 est.)
Belize 9.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
9.84% (31 December 2016 est.)
Benin 5.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
5.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
Bhutan 13.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
14.15% (31 December 2016 est.)
Bolivia 9.9% (31 December 2017 est.)
7.95% (31 December 2016 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
5.24% (31 December 2016 est.)
Botswana 6.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
7.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
Brazil 48.7% (31 December 2017 est.)
52.1% (31 December 2016 est.)
Brunei 5.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
5.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
Bulgaria 5.8% (31 December 2017 est.)
6.41% (31 December 2016 est.)
Burkina Faso 5.3% (31 December 2017 est.)
5.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
Burma 14% (31 December 2017 est.)
13% (31 December 2016 est.)
Burundi 15.9% (31 December 2017 est.)
14.24% (31 December 2016 est.)
Cabo Verde 10% (31 December 2017 est.)
9.61% (31 December 2016 est.)
Cambodia 11.1% (31 December 2017 est.)
11.36% (31 December 2016 est.)
Cameroon 13% (31 December 2017 est.)
12.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
Canada 2.9% (31 December 2017 est.)
2.7% (31 December 2016 est.)
Central African Republic 15.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
15.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
Chad 15.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
15.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
Chile 4.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
5.59% (31 December 2016 est.)
China 4.4% (5 December 2017 est.)
4.35% (30 December 2016 est.)
Colombia 13.8% (31 December 2017 est.)
14.65% (31 December 2016 est.)
Comoros 10.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
10.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 35.9% (31 December 2017 est.)
18.76% (31 December 2016 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 14% (31 December 2017 est.)
14% (31 December 2016 est.)
Costa Rica 11.8% (31 December 2017 est.)
11.64% (31 December 2016 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 5.4% (31 December 2017 est.)
5.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
Croatia 4.4% (31 December 2017 est.)
4.85% (31 December 2016 est.)
Cuba NA%
Curacao 14.5% (31 December 2011 est.)
14.5% (31 December 2010 est.)
Cyprus 4.2% (31 December 2017 est.)
4.33% (31 December 2016 est.)
Czechia 3.9% (31 December 2017 est.)
3.91% (31 December 2016 est.)
Denmark 2.9% (31 December 2017 est.)
3.25% (31 December 2016 est.)
Djibouti 11.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
11.45% (31 December 2016 est.)
Dominica 8.1% (31 December 2017 est.)
8.33% (31 December 2016 est.)
Dominican Republic 14.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
15.08% (31 December 2016 est.)
Ecuador 8% (31 December 2017 est.)
8.69% (31 December 2016 est.)
Egypt 19.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
13.6% (31 December 2016 est.)
El Salvador 6.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
6.37% (31 December 2016 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 14% (31 December 2017 est.)
14% (31 December 2016 est.)
Eritrea NA%
Estonia 4.2% (31 December 2017 est.)
4.23% (31 December 2016 est.)
Ethiopia 13% (31 December 2017 est.)
12.2% (31 December 2016 est.)
European Union 0.32% (31 December 2017 est.)
0.56% (31 December 2016 est.)
Fiji 6% (31 December 2017 est.)
5.85% (31 December 2016 est.)
Finland 1.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
1.79% (31 December 2016 est.)
France 1.4% (31 December 2017 est.)
1.6% (31 December 2016 est.)
Gabon 15.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
15.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
Gambia, The 30.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
30.4% (31 December 2016 est.)
Gaza Strip see entry for the West Bank
Georgia 11.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
12.62% (31 December 2016 est.)
Germany 1.8% (31 December 2017 est.)
1.6% (31 December 2016 est.)
Ghana 30% (31 December 2017 est.)
31.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
Greece 5.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
5.62% (31 December 2016 est.)
Grenada 8.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
8.66% (31 December 2016 est.)
Guatemala 13.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
13.1% (31 December 2016 est.)
Guinea 21.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
21.7% (31 December 2016 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 15% (31 December 2017 est.)
5.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
Guyana 13.3% (31 December 2017 est.)
13% (31 December 2016 est.)
Haiti 14% (31 December 2017 est.)
13.23% (31 December 2016 est.)
Honduras 19.7% (31 December 2017 est.)
19.33% (31 December 2016 est.)
Hong Kong 5.1% (31 December 2017 est.)
5% (31 December 2016 est.)
Hungary 1.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
2.09% (31 December 2016 est.)
Iceland 7.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
8.24% (31 December 2016 est.)
India 9.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
9.67% (31 December 2016 est.)
Indonesia 11.3% (31 December 2017 est.)
11.89% (31 December 2016 est.)
note: these figures represent the average annualized rate on working capital loans
Iran 13% (31 December 2017 est.)
18% (31 December 2016 est.)
Iraq 4% (31 December 2017 est.)
4% (31 December 2016 est.)
Ireland 3.8% (31 December 2017 est.)
3.48% (31 December 2016 est.)
Israel 3.3% (31 December 2017 est.)
3.42% (31 December 2016 est.)
Italy 3.3% (31 December 2017 est.)
3.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
Jamaica 16.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
16.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
Japan 1.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
1.48% (31 December 2016 est.)
Jordan 8.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
7.83% (31 December 2016 est.)
Kazakhstan 14.1% (31 December 2017 est.)
15.33% (31 December 2016 est.)
Kenya 14.3% (31 December 2017 est.)
16.58% (31 December 2016 est.)
Korea, South 3.4% (31 December 2017 est.)
3.37% (31 December 2016 est.)
Kosovo 12.8% (31 December 2016 est.)
13.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
Kuwait 5.2% (31 December 2017 est.)
4.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 20.1% (31 December 2017 est.)
22.23% (31 December 2016 est.)
Laos 18.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
18% (31 December 2016 est.)
Latvia 4.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
4.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
Lebanon 8.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
8.35% (31 December 2016 est.)
Lesotho 12% (31 December 2017 est.)
11.58% (31 December 2016 est.)
Liberia 15.2% (31 December 2017 est.)
13.59% (31 December 2016 est.)
Libya 7.3% (31 December 2017 est.)
6% (31 December 2016 est.)
Lithuania 2.9% (31 December 2017 est.)
2.83% (31 December 2016 est.)
Macau 5.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
5.25% (31 December 2016 est.)
Macedonia 6.2% (31 December 2017 est.)
6.61% (31 December 2016 est.)
Madagascar 64% (31 December 2017 est.)
62% (31 December 2016 est.)
Malawi 42.3% (31 December 2017 est.)
44.1% (31 December 2016 est.)
Malaysia 4.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
4.49% (31 December 2016 est.)
Maldives 10.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
10.2% (31 December 2011 est.)
Mali 9% (31 December 2017 est.)
5.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
Malta 3% (31 December 2017 est.)
3.1% (31 December 2016 est.)
Mauritania 17% (31 December 2017 est.)
17% (31 December 2016 est.)
Mauritius 8.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
8.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
Mexico 7.3% (31 December 2017 est.)
4.72% (31 December 2016 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 15.7% (31 December 2016 est.)
15.7% (31 December 2016 est.)
Moldova 10.3% (31 December 2017 est.)
14.28% (31 December 2016 est.)
Mongolia 19.9% (31 December 2017 est.)
19.74% (31 December 2016 est.)
Montenegro 9.22% (31 December 2014 est.)
9.36% (31 December 2013 est.)
Montserrat 7% (31 December 2017 est.)
7.26% (31 December 2016 est.)
Morocco 5.7% (31 December 2017 est.)
5.73% (31 December 2016 est.)
Mozambique 27% (31 December 2017 est.)
21.18% (31 December 2016 est.)
Namibia 9.9% (31 December 2017 est.)
9.87% (31 December 2016 est.)
Nepal 9% (31 December 2017 est.)
8.9% (31 December 2016 est.)
Netherlands 1.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
1.47% (31 December 2016 est.)
New Zealand 4.9% (31 December 2017 est.)
5.02% (31 December 2016 est.)
Nicaragua 12.2% (31 December 2017 est.)
11.44% (31 December 2016 est.)
Niger 5.4% (31 December 2017 est.)
5.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
Nigeria 17.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
16.87% (31 December 2016 est.)
Norway 1.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
1.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
Oman 5.4% (31 December 2017 est.)
5.08% (31 December 2016 est.)
Pakistan 7% (31 December 2017 est.)
6.94% (31 December 2016 est.)
Panama 8.2% (31 December 2017 est.)
7.53% (31 December 2016 est.)
Papua New Guinea 8.4% (31 December 2017 est.)
8.38% (31 December 2016 est.)
Paraguay 18.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
18.08% (31 December 2016 est.)
Peru 16.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
16.47% (31 December 2016 est.)
note: domestic currency lending rate, 90 day maturity
Philippines 6% (31 December 2017 est.)
5.64% (31 December 2016 est.)
Poland 4.8% (31 December 2017 est.)
4.74% (31 December 2016 est.)
Portugal 3.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
3.77% (31 December 2016 est.)
Puerto Rico 5% (31 December 2017 est.)
4% (31 December 2016 est.)
Qatar 5% (31 December 2017 est.)
4.51% (31 December 2016 est.)
Romania 5.7% (31 December 2017 est.)
5.71% (31 December 2016 est.)
Russia 10.3% (31 December 2017 est.)
12.59% (31 December 2016 est.)
Rwanda 16.9% (31 December 2017 est.)
17.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 9.1% (31 December 2017 est.)
9.24% (31 December 2016 est.)
Saint Lucia 8.3% (31 December 2017 est.)
8.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 9% (31 December 2017 est.)
9.17% (31 December 2016 est.)
Samoa 8.9% (31 December 2017 est.)
9.12% (31 December 2016 est.)
San Marino 5.92% (31 December 2011 est.)
5.38% (31 December 2010 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 18.9% (31 December 2017 est.)
19.59% (31 December 2016 est.)
Saudi Arabia 8.3% (31 December 2017 est.)
7.1% (31 December 2016 est.)
Senegal 16.3% (31 December 2017 est.)
16.4% (31 December 2016 est.)
Serbia 7.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
8.45% (31 December 2016 est.)
Seychelles 12.4% (31 December 2017 est.)
12.36% (31 December 2016 est.)
Sierra Leone 18.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
18% (31 December 2016 est.)
Singapore 5.4% (31 December 2017 est.)
5.35% (31 December 2016 est.)
Slovakia 2.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
2.55% (31 December 2016 est.)
Slovenia 2.9% (31 December 2017 est.)
2.81% (31 December 2016 est.)
Solomon Islands 10.2% (31 December 2017 est.)
10.1% (31 December 2016 est.)
Somalia NA%
South Africa 10.4% (31 December 2017 est.)
10.46% (31 December 2016 est.)
Spain 2.2% (31 December 2017 est.)
2.19% (31 December 2016 est.)
Sri Lanka 11.8% (31 December 2017 est.)
10.49% (31 December 2016 est.)
Suriname 20.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
13.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
Swaziland 11.7% (31 December 2017 est.)
10.3% (31 December 2016 est.)
Sweden 2% (31 December 2017 est.)
1.85% (31 December 2016 est.)
Switzerland 2.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
2.65% (31 December 2016 est.)
Syria 33.3% (31 December 2017 est.)
32% (31 December 2016 est.)
Taiwan 2.7% (31 December 2017 est.)
2.63% (31 December 2016 est.)
Tajikistan 30% (31 December 2017 est.)
25.6% (31 December 2016 est.)
Tanzania 15% (31 December 2017 est.)
15.96% (31 December 2016 est.)
Thailand 6.2% (31 December 2017 est.)
6.31% (31 December 2016 est.)
Timor-Leste 14.9% (31 December 2017 est.)
14.22% (31 December 2016 est.)
Togo 8.29% (31 December 2015 est.)
Tonga 8.1% (31 December 2017 est.)
7.9% (31 December 2016 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 9% (31 December 2017 est.)
9% (31 December 2016 est.)
Tunisia 7.31% (31 December 2016 est.)
6.76% (31 December 2013 est.)
Turkey 15.2% (31 December 2017 est.)
14.74% (31 December 2016 est.)
Tuvalu 10.6% (31 December 2013 est.)
10.6% (31 December 2012 est.)
Uganda 19.1% (31 December 2017 est.)
23.89% (31 December 2016 est.)
Ukraine 16.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
19.24% (31 December 2016 est.)
United Kingdom 4.3% (31 December 2017 est.)
4.44% (31 December 2016 est.)
United States 4.3% (31 December 2017 est.)
3.51% (31 December 2016 est.)
Uruguay 13.6% (31 December 2017 est.)
16.17% (31 December 2016 est.)
Uzbekistan 16% (31 December 2016 est.)
11.2% (31 December 2012 est.)
Vanuatu 3.7% (31 December 2017 est.)
2.95% (31 December 2016 est.)
Venezuela 23.8% (31 December 2017 est.)
20.78% (31 December 2016 est.)
Vietnam 6.8% (31 December 2017 est.)
6.96% (31 December 2016 est.)
West Bank 6.7% (31 December 2017 est.)
6.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
Yemen 26% (31 December 2017 est.)
27% (31 December 2016 est.)
Zambia 15.5% (31 December 2017 est.)
15.5% (31 December 2016 est.)
Zimbabwe 18% (31 December 2017 est.)
15% (31 December 2016 est.)