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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 10.88% (31 December 2012 est.)
12.43% (31 December 2011 est.)
Algeria 8% (31 December 2012 est.)
8% (31 December 2011 est.)
Angola 16.81% (31 December 2012 est.)
18.76% (31 December 2011 est.)
Anguilla 9.4% (31 December 2012 est.)
9.29% (31 December 2011 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 10.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
10.93% (31 December 2011 est.)
Argentina 14.06% (31 December 2012 est.)
14.09% (31 December 2011 est.)
Armenia 17.23% (31 December 2012 est.)
17.76% (31 December 2011 est.)
note: average lending rate on loans up to one year
Aruba 10.4% (31 December 2012 est.)
9% (31 December 2011 est.)
Australia 6.98% (31 December 2012 est.)
7.74% (31 December 2011 est.)
Austria 2.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
2.95% (31 December 2011 est.)
Azerbaijan 18.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
19% (31 December 2011 est.)
Bahamas, The 4.8% (31 December 2012 est.)
5.06% (31 December 2011 est.)
Bahrain 6.3% (31 December 2012 est.)
6.83% (31 December 2011 est.)
Bangladesh 13% (31 December 2012 est.)
13.25% (31 December 2011 est.)
Barbados 8.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
8.7% (31 December 2011 est.)
Belarus 19.49% (31 December 2012 est.)
13.58% (31 December 2011 est.)
Belgium 3.62% (31 December 2012 est.)
3.93% (31 December 2011 est.)
Belize 12.4% (31 December 2012 est.)
13.36% (31 December 2011 est.)
Benin NA%
Bhutan 14% (31 December 2012 est.)
14.16% (31 December 2011 est.)
Bolivia 11.14% (31 December 2012 est.)
10.92% (31 December 2011 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.73% (31 December 2012 est.)
7.14% (31 December 2011 est.)
Botswana 11% (31 December 2012 est.)
11% (31 December 2011 est.)
Brazil 36.63% (31 December 2012 est.)
43.88% (31 December 2011 est.)
Brunei 5.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
5.5% (31 December 2011 est.)
Bulgaria 9.72% (31 December 2012 est.)
10.63% (31 December 2011 est.)
Burkina Faso NA%
Burma 13% (31 December 2012 est.)
16.33% (31 December 2011 est.)
Burundi 14.32% (31 December 2012 est.)
13.23% (31 December 2011 est.)
Cambodia 12.98% (31 December 2012 est.)
15.22% (31 December 2011 est.)
Cameroon 14% (31 December 2012 est.)
14% (31 December 2011 est.)
Canada 3% (31 December 2012 est.)
3% (31 December 2011 est.)
Cape Verde 9.9% (31 December 2012 est.)
9.81% (31 December 2011 est.)
Central African Republic 15% (31 December 2012 est.)
15% (31 December 2011 est.)
Chad 15.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
15% (31 December 2011 est.)
Chile 10.06% (31 December 2012 est.)
9.03% (31 December 2011 est.)
China 6% (31 December 2012 est.)
6.56% (31 December 2011 est.)
Colombia 12.6% (31 December 2012 est.)
11.22% (31 December 2011 est.)
Comoros 10.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
7.29% (31 December 2011 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 28.45% (31 December 2012 est.)
43.75% (31 December 2011 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 14.8% (31 December 2012 est.)
15% (31 December 2011 est.)
Costa Rica 18.21% (31 December 2012 est.)
16.15% (31 December 2011 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 4% (31 December 2012 est.)
4.3% (31 December 2011 est.)
Croatia 9.48% (31 December 2012 est.)
9.68% (31 December 2011 est.)
Cuba NA%
Cyprus 7% (31 December 2012 est.)
6.83% (31 December 2011 est.)
Czech Republic 5.41% (31 December 2012 est.)
5.72% (31 December 2011 est.)
Denmark 4.6% (31 December 2012 est.)
4.5% (31 December 2011 est.)
Djibouti 10% (31 December 2012 est.)
10.61% (31 December 2011 est.)
Dominica 9% (31 December 2012 est.)
8.88% (31 December 2011 est.)
Dominican Republic 15.48% (31 December 2012 est.)
15.55% (31 December 2011 est.)
Ecuador 8.17% (31 December 2012 est.)
8.35% (31 December 2011 est.)
Egypt 12% (31 December 2012 est.)
11.03% (31 December 2011 est.)
El Salvador 6.2% (31 December 2012 est.)
5.99% (31 December 2011 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 15% (31 December 2012 est.)
15% (31 December 2011 est.)
Eritrea NA%
Estonia 8% (31 December 2012 est.)
6.12% (31 December 2011 est.)
Ethiopia 14.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
16% (31 December 2011 est.)
European Union 5.9% (31 December 2010 est.)
7.52% (31 December 2009 est.)
Fiji 7% (31 December 2012 est.)
7.47% (31 December 2011 est.)
Finland 2.06% (31 December 2012 est.)
2.68% (31 December 2011 est.)
France 3.44% (31 December 2012 est.)
3.43% (31 December 2011 est.)
Gabon 15% (31 December 2012 est.)
15% (31 December 2011 est.)
Gambia, The 26.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
28% (31 December 2011 est.)
Gaza Strip see entry for West Bank
Georgia 20.2% (31 December 2012 est.)
25.87% (31 December 2011 est.)
Germany 3.07% (31 December 2012 est.)
3.94% (31 December 2011 est.)
Ghana 22.2% (31 December 2012 est.)
18.2% (31 December 2011 est.)
Greece 7.33% (31 December 2012 est.)
7.15% (31 December 2011 est.)
Grenada 10.4% (31 December 2012 est.)
10.68% (31 December 2011 est.)
Guatemala 13.49% (31 December 2012 est.)
13.43% (31 December 2011 est.)
Guinea 27% (31 December 2012 est.)
28% (31 December 2011 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 15% (31 December 2012 est.)
15% (31 December 2011 est.)
Guyana 13.9% (31 December 2012 est.)
14.45% (31 December 2011 est.)
Haiti 9.6% (31 December 2012 est.)
11.61% (31 December 2011 est.)
Honduras 18.45% (31 December 2012 est.)
18.56% (31 December 2011 est.)
Hong Kong 5% (31 December 2012 est.)
5% (31 December 2011 est.)
Hungary 9.02% (31 December 2012 est.)
8.34% (31 December 2011 est.)
Iceland 8.33% (31 December 2012 est.)
7.7% (31 December 2011 est.)
India 10.63% (31 December 2012 est.)
10.19% (31 December 2011 est.)
Indonesia 11.8% (31 December 2012 est.)
12.4% (31 December 2011 est.)
note: these figures represent the average annualized rate on working capital loans
Iran 12.8% (31 December 2012 est.)
11% (31 December 2011 est.)
Iraq 6% (31 December 2012 est.)
6% (31 December 2011 est.)
Ireland 3.55% (31 December 2012 est.)
3.81% (31 December 2011 est.)
Israel 5.14% (31 December 2012 est.)
5.54% (31 December 2011 est.)
Italy 5.22% (31 December 2012 est.)
4.6% (31 December 2011 est.)
Jamaica 17.63% (31 December 2012 est.)
19.51% (31 December 2011 est.)
Japan 1.48% (31 December 2012 est.)
1.48% (31 December 2011 est.)
Jordan 8.95% (31 December 2012 est.)
8.67% (31 December 2011 est.)
Kazakhstan 6.6% (31 December 2012 est.)
6.71% (31 December 2011 est.)
Kenya 19.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
15.05% (31 December 2011 est.)
Korea, South 5.39% (31 December 2012 est.)
5.77% (31 December 2011 est.)
Kosovo 13.86% (31 December 2011 est.)
14.31% (31 December 2010 est.)
Kuwait 5% (31 December 2012 est.)
5.2% (31 December 2011 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 28.43% (31 December 2012 est.)
34.07% (31 December 2011 est.)
Laos 22.3% (31 December 2012 est.)
21.9% (31 December 2011 est.)
Latvia 6% (31 December 2012 est.)
6.39% (31 December 2011 est.)
Lebanon 7.25% (31 December 2012 est.)
7.53% (31 December 2011 est.)
Lesotho 10.08% (31 December 2012 est.)
10.4% (31 December 2011 est.)
Liberia 13.52% (31 December 2012 est.)
13.75% (31 December 2011 est.)
Libya 6% (31 December 2012 est.)
6% (31 December 2011 est.)
Lithuania 5.8% (31 December 2012 est.)
5.78% (31 December 2011 est.)
Macau 5.25% (31 December 2012 est.)
5.25% (31 December 2011 est.)
Macedonia 8.48% (31 December 2012 est.)
8.87% (31 December 2011 est.)
Madagascar 56.25% (31 December 2012 est.)
52.5% (31 December 2011 est.)
Malawi 32.4% (31 December 2012 est.)
23.8% (31 December 2011 est.)
Malaysia 4.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
4.83% (31 December 2011 est.)
Maldives 10.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
10.2% (31 December 2011 est.)
Mali 9.3% (31 December 2012 est.)
9% (31 December 2011 est.)
Malta 4.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
4.76% (31 December 2011 est.)
Mauritania 17% (31 December 2012 est.)
17% (31 December 2011 est.)
Mauritius 8.67% (31 December 2012 est.)
8.92% (31 December 2011 est.)
Mexico 4.73% (31 December 2012 est.)
4.92% (31 December 2011 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 14.35% (31 December 2012 est.)
14.35% (31 December 2011 est.)
Moldova 13.4% (31 December 2012 est.)
14.44% (31 December 2011 est.)
Mongolia 18.2% (31 December 2012 est.)
15.5% (31 December 2011 est.)
Montenegro 9.69% (31 December 2011 est.)
9.53% (31 December 2010 est.)
Montserrat 8.3% (31 December 2012 est.)
8.56% (31 December 2011 est.)
Morocco 6.3% (31 December 2012 est.)
6.32% (31 December 2011 est.)
Mozambique 16.81% (31 December 2012 est.)
19.1% (31 December 2011 est.)
Namibia 8.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
8.73% (31 December 2011 est.)
Nepal 8% (31 December 2012 est.)
8% (31 December 2011 est.)
Netherlands 2.65% (31 December 2012 est.)
3.19% (31 December 2011 est.)
New Zealand 5.82% (31 December 2012 est.)
6.11% (31 December 2011 est.)
Nicaragua 11.99% (31 December 2012 est.)
10.54% (31 December 2011 est.)
Niger 4% (31 December 2012 est.)
4.3% (31 December 2011 est.)
Nigeria 16.79% (31 December 2012 est.)
16.02% (31 December 2011 est.)
Norway 3.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
4.4% (31 December 2011 est.)
Oman 5.65% (31 December 2012 est.)
6.19% (31 December 2011 est.)
Pakistan 12.41% (31 December 2012 est.)
14.12% (31 December 2011 est.)
Panama 6.91% (31 December 2012 est.)
6.91% (31 December 2011 est.)
Papua New Guinea 10.82% (31 December 2012 est.)
10.81% (31 December 2011 est.)
Paraguay 29.1% (31 December 2012 est.)
28.94% (31 December 2011 est.)
Peru 19.23% (31 December 2012 est.)
18.69% (31 December 2011 est.)
note: domestic currency lending rate, 90 day maturity
Philippines 5.68% (31 December 2012 est.)
6.66% (31 December 2011 est.)
Poland 8.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
8.47% (31 December 2011 est.)
Portugal 6.37% (31 December 2012 est.)
5.71% (31 December 2011 est.)
Qatar 5.38% (31 December 2012 est.)
5.49% (31 December 2011 est.)
Romania 11.33% (31 December 2012 est.)
12.12% (31 December 2011 est.)
Russia 9.1% (31 December 2012 est.)
8.45% (31 December 2011 est.)
Rwanda 17.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
17.4% (31 December 2011 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 9.3% (31 December 2012 est.)
9.45% (31 December 2011 est.)
Saint Lucia 10.4% (31 December 2012 est.)
10% (31 December 2011 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 9.4% (31 December 2012 est.)
9.13% (31 December 2011 est.)
Samoa 9.86% (31 December 2012 est.)
9.97% (31 December 2011 est.)
San Marino 5.92% (31 December 2011 est.)
5.38% (31 December 2010 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 26% (31 December 2012 est.)
26.75% (31 December 2011 est.)
Saudi Arabia 6.8% (31 December 2012 est.)
7.2% (31 December 2011 est.)
Senegal 14.3% (31 December 2012 est.)
14.5% (31 December 2011 est.)
Serbia 17.4% (31 December 2012 est.)
17.2% (31 December 2011 est.)
Seychelles 12.19% (31 December 2012 est.)
11.19% (31 December 2011 est.)
Sierra Leone 21% (31 December 2012 est.)
21% (31 December 2011 est.)
Singapore 5.38% (31 December 2012 est.)
5.38% (31 December 2011 est.)
Slovakia 3.47% (31 December 2012 est.)
3.91% (31 December 2011 est.)
Slovenia 5.73% (31 December 2012 est.)
5.82% (31 December 2011 est.)
Solomon Islands 11.3% (31 December 2012 est.)
13.17% (31 December 2011 est.)
Somalia NA%
South Africa 8.75% (31 December 2012 est.)
9% (31 December 2011 est.)
Spain 8.3% (31 December 2012 est.)
8.09% (31 December 2011 est.)
Sri Lanka 13.25% (31 December 2012 est.)
9.41% (31 December 2011 est.)
Suriname 11.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
11.75% (31 December 2011 est.)
Swaziland 8.75% (31 December 2012 est.)
9% (31 December 2011 est.)
Sweden 3.57% (31 December 2012 est.)
4.28% (31 December 2011 est.)
Switzerland 2.69% (31 December 2012 est.)
2.72% (31 December 2011 est.)
Syria 11.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
10.5% (31 December 2011 est.)
Taiwan 2.88% (31 December 2012 est.)
2.88% (31 December 2011 est.)
Tajikistan 17.1% (31 December 2012 est.)
26.34% (31 December 2011 est.)
Tanzania 15.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
14.96% (31 December 2011 est.)
Thailand 7.1% (31 December 2012 est.)
6.91% (31 December 2011 est.)
Timor-Leste 12.21% (31 December 2012 est.)
11.04% (31 December 2011 est.)
Togo NA%
Tonga 10.36% (31 December 2012 est.)
11.21% (31 December 2011 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 7.8% (31 December 2012 est.)
7.97% (31 December 2011 est.)
Tunisia 7.31% (31 December 2012 est.)
6.76% (31 December 2011 est.)
Turkey 19% (31 December 2012 est.)
17% (31 December 2011 est.)
Uganda 26.16% (31 December 2012 est.)
21.83% (31 December 2011 est.)
Ukraine 18.39% (31 December 2012 est.)
15.95% (31 December 2011 est.)
United Kingdom 4.22% (31 December 2012 est.)
4.08% (31 December 2011 est.)
United States 3.25% (31 December 2012 est.)
3.25% (31 December 2011 est.)
Uruguay 11.2% (31 December 2012 est.)
9.78% (31 December 2011 est.)
Vanuatu 6% (31 December 2012 est.)
5.5% (31 December 2011 est.)
Venezuela 16.38% (31 December 2012 est.)
17.15% (31 December 2011 est.)
Vietnam 13.5% (31 December 2012 est.)
16.96% (31 December 2011 est.)
West Bank 6.8% (31 December 2012 est.)
6.79% (31 December 2011 est.)
Yemen 23% (31 December 2012 est.)
25% (31 December 2011 est.)
Zambia 12.14% (31 December 2012 est.)
18.84% (31 December 2011 est.)
Zimbabwe 30% (31 December 2012 est.)
34% (31 December 2011 est.)
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