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Country Comparison :: Central bank discount rate
This entry provides the annualized interest rate a country's central bank charges commercial, depository banks for loans to meet temporary shortages of funds.
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Rank
country (%) Date of Information
1 Zimbabwe
975.00
31 December 2007
2 Angola
30.00
31 December 2009 est.
3 Venezuela
29.50
31 December 2009
4 Sao Tome and Principe
28.00
31 December 2008
5 Costa Rica
23.00
31 December 2009 est.
6 Guinea
22.25
31 December 2005
7 Congo, Democratic Republic of the
20.00
31 December 2011 est.
8 Ghana
17.00
31 December 2008
9 Malawi
15.00
31 December 2008
10 Turkey
15.00
22 December 2009
11 Vietnam
15.00
31 December 2011
12 Zambia
14.49
31 December 2008
13 Pakistan
14.00
31 December 2010 est.
14 Belarus
13.50
31 December 2009 est.
15 Mongolia
12.25
31 December 2011 est.
16 Belize
12.00
31 December 2009 est.
17 Mauritania
12.00
31 December 2007
18 Burma
12.00
31 December 2009 est.
19 Ukraine
11.97
31 December 2010 est.
20 Rwanda
11.25
31 December 2008
21 Gambia, The
11.00
31 December 2008
22 Brazil
11.00
31 December 2011 est.
23 Burundi
10.00
31 December 2009 est.
24 Lesotho
10.00
31 December 2010 est.
25 Botswana
10.00
31 December 2009 est.
26 Lebanon
10.00
31 December 2009 est.
27 Uganda
9.65
31 December 2009 est.
28 Serbia
9.50
January 2012
29 Uruguay
8.75
31 December 2011
30 Ecuador
8.68
31 December 2010
31 Egypt
8.50
31 December 2009 est.
32 Russia
8.00
31 December 2011
33 Kazakhstan
7.50
31 December 2011 est.
34 Cape Verde
7.50
31 December 2009 est.
35 Armenia
7.25
2 December 2008
36 Trinidad and Tobago
7.25
31 December 2009 est.
37 Sri Lanka
7.00
31 December 2011 est.
38 South Africa
7.00
31 December 2009
39 Barbados
7.00
31 December 2009 est.
40 Namibia
7.00
31 December 2009 est.
41 Hungary
7.00
31 December 2011
42 Croatia
7.00
31 December 2011 est.
43 Maldives
6.96
31 December 2011 est.
44 Papua New Guinea
6.92
31 December 2009 est.
45 Swaziland
6.50
31 December 2009 est.
46 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
6.50
31 December 2009 est.
47 Dominica
6.50
31 December 2009 est.
48 Saint Lucia
6.50
31 December 2009 est.
49 Antigua and Barbuda
6.50
31 December 2009 est.
50 Grenada
6.50
31 December 2008
51 Nepal
6.50
31 December 2009 est.
52 Anguilla
6.50
31 December 2009 est.
53 Montserrat
6.50
31 December 2009 est.
54 Georgia
6.50
31 January 2012
55 Saint Kitts and Nevis
6.50
31 December 2008
56 Indonesia
6.46
31 December 2009
57 Paraguay
6.00
31 December 2011 est.
58 India
6.00
31 December 2009 est.
59 Iraq
6.00
December 2011
60 Vanuatu
6.00
31 December 2009 est.
61 Nigeria
6.00
31 December 2009 est.
62 Iceland
5.75
31 December 2010 est.
63 Romania
5.75
31 December 2011
64 Philippines
5.60
31 December 2011 est.
65 Azerbaijan
5.25
31 December 2011 est.
66 Cambodia
5.25
31 December 2007
67 Albania
5.25
31 December 2009 est.
68 Peru
5.05
31 December 2011
69 Syria
5.00
31 December 2011 est.
70 New Zealand
5.00
31 December 2008
71 Bangladesh
5.00
31 December 2009 est.
72 Colombia
5.00
31 December 2010
73 Tajikistan
5.00
31 December 2010 est.
74 Niger
4.75
31 December 2008
75 Central African Republic
4.75
31 December 2008
76 Congo, Republic of the
4.75
31 December 2008
77 Chad
4.75
31 December 2008
78 Jordan
4.75
31 December 2009 est.
79 Guinea-Bissau
4.75
31 December 2008
80 Qatar
4.50
31 December 2011 est.
81 Mexico
4.50
31 December 2011 est.
82 Australia
4.35
31 December 2010 est.
83 Mali
4.25
31 December 2009 est.
84 Cote d'Ivoire
4.25
31 December 2009 est.
85 Benin
4.25
31 December 2009 est.
86 Burkina Faso
4.25
31 December 2009 est.
87 Equatorial Guinea
4.25
31 December 2009 est.
88 Gabon
4.25
31 December 2009 est.
89 Guyana
4.25
31 December 2010 est.
90 Senegal
4.25
31 December 2009 est.
91 Togo
4.25
31 December 2009 est.
92 Laos
4.00
31 December 2009
93 Bahamas, The
4.00
31 December 2011 est.
94 Algeria
4.00
31 December 2009 est.
95 Poland
4.00
31 December 2010 est.
96 Macedonia
4.00
31 December 2011 est.
97 Tanzania
3.70
31 December 2009 est.
98 Latvia
3.50
31 December 2010 est.
99 Morocco
3.31
31 December 2009 est.
100 Mozambique
3.25
31 December 2010 est.
101 Thailand
3.25
31 December 2011 est.
102 Aruba
3.00
31 December 2009 est.
103 Bolivia
3.00
31 December 2010 est.
104 Fiji
3.00
31 December 2009 est.
105 Kuwait
3.00
31 December 2009 est.
106 Libya
3.00
31 December 2009 est.
107 Malaysia
2.83
31 December 2010
108 Kyrgyzstan
2.50
31 December 2010 est.
109 China
2.25
31 December 2011 est.
110 Comoros
2.21
31 December 2009 est.
111 Lithuania
2.06
31 December 2009 est.
112 Israel
2.02
31 December 2010 est.
113 Taiwan
1.88
31 December 2011
114 Greece
1.75
31 December 2010
115 Germany
1.75
31 December 2010
116 France
1.75
31 December 2010
117 Finland
1.75
31 December 2010
118 Ireland
1.75
31 December 2010
119 European Union
1.75
31 December 2011
120 Cyprus
1.75
31 December 2010
121 Belgium
1.75
31 December 2010
122 Spain
1.75
31 December 2010
123 Slovenia
1.75
31 December 2011
124 Portugal
1.75
31 December 2010
125 Norway
1.75
31 December 2009 est.
126 Netherlands
1.75
31 December 2010
127 Malta
1.75
31 December 2010
128 Luxembourg
1.75
31 December 2010
129 Slovakia
1.75
31 December 2010 est.
130 Italy
1.75
31 December 2010
131 Korea, South
1.25
31 December 2009
132 Switzerland
0.75
31 December 2009 est.
133 Denmark
0.75
31 December 2010 est.
134 Czech Republic
0.75
31 December 2010
135 Hong Kong
0.50
31 December 2011
136 United States
0.50
31 December 2009
137 Sweden
0.50
31 December 2009 est.
138 United Kingdom
0.50
31 December 2011 est.
139 Chile
0.50
31 December 2009 est.
140 Japan
0.30
31 December 2009
141 Canada
0.25
31 December 2009 est.
142 Bulgaria
0.22
31 December 2011 est.
143 Oman
0.05
31 December 2009 est.
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