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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
Country
Commercial bank prime lending rate(%)
Afghanistan NA% (31 December 2008)
18.14% (31 December 2007)
Albania NA% (31 December 2008)
14.1% (31 December 2007)
Algeria NA% (31 December 2008)
8% (31 December 2007)
Angola NA% (31 December 2008)
17.7% (31 December 2007)
Anguilla NA% (31 December 2008)
9.76% (31 December 2007)
Antigua and Barbuda NA% (31 December 2008)
10.44% (31 December 2007)
Argentina NA% (31 December 2008)
28% (28 November 2008)
Armenia NA% (31 December 2008)
17.52% (31 December 2007)
Aruba NA% (31 December 2008)
11.01% (31 December 2007)
Australia NA% (31 December 2008)
10.02% (31 December 2007)
Austria NA% (31 December 2008)
6.3% (31 December 2007)
Azerbaijan 20.62% (31 December 2008)
19.13% (31 December 2007)
Bahamas, The NA% (31 December 2008)
5.5% (31 December 2007)
Bahrain NA% (31 December 2008)
8.35% (31 December 2007)
Bangladesh NA% (31 December 2008)
16% (31 December 2007)
Barbados NA% (31 December 2008)
10.8% (31 December 2007)
Belarus NA% (31 December 2008)
8.58% (31 December 2007)
Belgium NA% (31 December 2008)
Belize NA% (31 December 2008)
14.33% (31 December 2007)
Benin NA
Bhutan NA% (31 December 2008)
14% (31 December 2007)
Bolivia 11.46% (31 December 2008)
12.86% (31 December 2007)
Bosnia and Herzegovina NA% (31 December 2008)
7.17% (31 December 2007)
Botswana NA% (31 December 2008)
16.22% (31 December 2007)
Brazil NA% (31 December 2008)
43.72% (31 December 2007)
Brunei NA% (31 December 2008)
5.5% (February 2009)
Bulgaria NA% (31 December 2008)
10% (31 December 2007)
Burkina Faso NA
Burma NA% (31 December 2008)
17% (31 December 2007)
Burundi NA% (31 December 2008)
16.84% (31 December 2007)
Cambodia 16.01% (31 December 2008)
16.18% (31 December 2007)
Cameroon NA% (31 December 2008)
15% (31 December 2007)
Canada NA% (31 December 2008)
6.1% (31 December 2007)
Cape Verde NA% (31 December 2008)
10.55% (31 December 2007)
Central African Republic NA% (31 December 2008)
15% (31 December 2007)
Chad NA% (31 December 2008)
15% (31 December 2007)
Chile 4.97% (31 December 2008)
8.67% (31 December 2007)
China NA% (31 December 2008)
5.58% (17 December 2007)
Colombia 15.6% (31 December 2008)
Comoros NA% (31 December 2008)
10.5% (31 December 2007)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the NA
Congo, Republic of the NA% (31 December 2008)
15% (31 December 2007)
Costa Rica NA% (31 December 2008)
12.8% (31 December 2007)
Cote d'Ivoire NA
Croatia 9.33% (31 December 2008)
Cuba NA%
Cyprus NA% (31 December 2008)
6.74% (31 December 2007)
Czech Republic NA% (31 December 2008)
5.79% (31 December 2007)
Denmark NA
Djibouti NA
Dominica NA% (31 December 2008)
9.17% (31 December 2007)
Dominican Republic 8.18% (31 December 2008)
15.83% (31 December 2007)
Ecuador 12.5% (15 October 2008)
Egypt NA% (31 December 2008)
12.51% (31 December 2007)
El Salvador 7.87% (31 December 2008)
7.81% (31 December 2007)
Equatorial Guinea NA% (31 December 2008)
15% (31 December 2007)
Estonia NA% (31 December 2008)
6.46% (31 December 2007)
Ethiopia NA% (31 December 2008)
7% (31 December 2006)
European Union NA% (31 December 2008)
8.03% (31 December 2007)
Fiji NA% (31 December 2008)
9.01% (31 December 2007)
Finland 5.04% (December 2008)
France 6.6% (2008)
Gabon NA% (31 December 2008)
15% (31 December 2007)
Gambia, The NA% (31 December 2008)
27.92% (31 December 2007)
Gaza Strip NA% (31 December 2008)
7.73% (31 December 2006)
Georgia NA% (31 December 2008)
20.41% (31 December 2007)
Germany NA% (31 December 2008)
5.96% (31 December 2007)
Ghana NA
Greece NA% (31 December 2008)
7.71% (31 December 2007)
Grenada NA% (31 December 2008)
9.76% (31 December 2007)
Guatemala NA% (31 December 2008)
12.84% (31 December 2007)
Guinea NA%
Guyana NA% (31 December 2008)
14.61% (31 December 2007)
Haiti NA% (31 December 2008)
46.99% (31 December 2007)
Honduras 10.03% (31 December 2008)
16.61% (31 December 2007)
Hong Kong NA% (31 December 2008)
Hungary 9.48% (26 January 2009)
Iceland NA% (31 December 2008)
19.29% (31 December 2007)
India 8.5% (31 January 2009)
Indonesia 6.41% (31 December 2008)
7.21% (31 December 2007)
Iran NA% (31 December 2008)
12% (31 December 2007)
Iraq NA% (31 December 2008)
19.74% (31 December 2007)
Ireland NA% (31 December 2008)
6.52% (31 December 2007)
Israel NA% (31 December 2008)
6.27% (31 December 2007)
Italy NA% (31 December 2008)
10.93% (31 December 2007)
Jamaica NA% (31 December 2008)
17.2% (31 December 2007)
Japan 1.68% (November 2008)
Jordan 8.45% (31 December 2008)
Kenya 14.8% (31 December 2008)
13.34% (31 December 2007)
Korea, South 7% (31 December 2008)
Kosovo 13.79% (31 December 2008)
Kuwait NA% (31 December 2008)
8.54% (31 December 2007)
Kyrgyzstan NA% (31 December 2008)
25.32% (31 December 2007)
Laos NA% (31 December 2008)
28.5% (31 December 2007)
Latvia 16.8% (31 December 2008)
Lebanon NA% (31 December 2008)
10.26% (31 December 2007)
Lesotho NA% (31 December 2008)
14.13% (31 December 2007)
Liberia NA% (31 December 2008)
15.05% (31 December 2007)
Libya NA% (31 December 2008)
6% (31 December 2007)
Lithuania 6.29% (31 December 2008)
6.86% (31 December 2007)
Macau 5.25% (31 December 2008)
Macedonia 8.01% (31 December 2008)
10.23% (31 December 2007)
Madagascar NA% (31 December 2008)
45% (31 December 2007)
Malawi NA% (31 December 2008)
27.72% (31 December 2007)
Malaysia NA% (31 December 2008)
6.41% (31 December 2007)
Maldives 13% (31 December 2008)
13% (31 December 2007)
Mali NA%
Malta NA% (31 December 2008)
6.24% (31 December 2007)
Mauritius NA% (31 December 2008)
21.87% (31 December 2007)
Mexico NA% (31 December 2008)
7.56% (31 December 2007)
Micronesia, Federated States of NA% (31 December 2008)
14.03% (31 December 2007)
Moldova NA% (31 December 2008)
18.83% (31 December 2007)
Mongolia NA% (31 December 2008)
17.54% (31 December 2007)
Montenegro NA% (31 December 2008)
9.09% (31 December 2007)
Montserrat NA% (31 December 2008)
10.4% (31 December 2007)
Morocco NA%
Mozambique NA% (31 December 2008)
19.52% (31 December 2007)
Namibia NA% (31 December 2008)
12.88% (31 December 2007)
Nepal NA% (31 December 2008)
Netherlands NA% (31 December 2008)
8.72% (31 December 2007)
Netherlands Antilles NA% (31 December 2008)
9.21% (31 December 2007)
New Zealand NA% (31 December 2008)
12.83% (31 December 2007)
Nicaragua 11% (31 December 2008)
13.04% (31 December 2007)
Niger NA%
Nigeria NA% (31 December 2008)
16.94% (31 December 2007)
Norway 3.5% (1st quarter 2009)
3.5% (1st quarter 2009)
Oman NA% (31 December 2008)
7.29% (31 December 2007)
Panama NA% (31 December 2008)
8.25% (31 December 2007)
Papua New Guinea NA% (31 December 2008)
9.78% (31 December 2007)
Paraguay 10.28% (31 December 2008)
25.03% (31 December 2007)
Peru 10.54% (31 December 2008)
24.1% (December 2008)
Philippines NA% (31 December 2008)
8.69% (31 December 2007)
Poland 5.99% (31 December 2008)
5.72% (31 December 2007)
Portugal NA% (31 December 2008)
7.92% (31 December 2007)
Qatar NA% (31 December 2008)
7.43% (31 December 2007)
Romania NA% (31 December 2008)
13.35% (31 December 2007)
Russia 13% (31 December 2008)
NA% (31 December 2007)
Rwanda NA% (31 December 2008)
15.84% (31 December 2007)
Saint Kitts and Nevis NA% (31 December 2008)
8.89% (31 December 2007)
Saint Lucia NA% (31 December 2008)
8.34% (31 December 2007)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines NA% (31 December 2008)
8.8% (31 December 2007)
Samoa NA% (31 December 2008)
12.65% (31 December 2007)
San Marino NA% (31 December 2008)
7.58% (31 December 2007)
Sao Tome and Principe NA% (31 December 2008)
32.4% (31 December 2007)
Saudi Arabia NA% (31 December 2008)
Senegal NA% (31 December 2008)
NA% (31 December 2007)
Serbia NA% (31 December 2008)
11.13% (31 December 2007)
Seychelles NA% (31 December 2008)
10.89% (31 December 2007)
Sierra Leone NA% (31 December 2008)
25% (31 December 2007)
Singapore 5.38% (31 December 2008)
Slovakia 6.42% (31 December 2008)
Slovenia NA% (31 December 2008)
6.82% (31 December 2007)
Solomon Islands NA% (31 December 2008)
14.12% (31 December 2007)
South Africa NA% (31 December 2008)
13.17% (31 December 2007)
Spain 9.54% (31 December 2008)
Sri Lanka 18.5% (31 December 2008)
Suriname NA% (31 December 2008)
9.71% (31 December 2007)
Swaziland NA% (31 December 2008)
13.17% (31 December 2007)
Sweden NA% (31 December 2008)
4% (2004)
Switzerland NA% (31 December 2008)
3.15% (31 December 2007)
Syria NA% (31 December 2008)
Taiwan 4.06% (2008 est.)
Tajikistan 23.1% (31 December 2008)
Tanzania NA% (31 December 2008)
16.03% (31 December 2007)
Thailand 7.25% (31 December 2007)
7.25% (31 December 2007)
Timor-Leste NA% (31 December 2008)
15.05% (31 December 2007)
Togo NA%
Tonga NA% (31 December 2008)
12.16% (31 December 2007)
Trinidad and Tobago NA% (31 December 2008)
11.75% (31 December 2007)
Uganda NA% (31 December 2008)
19.11% (31 December 2007)
Ukraine 11.68% (31 December 2008)
11.33% (31 December 2007)
United Kingdom NA% (31 December 2008)
5.52% (31 December 2007)
United States NA% (31 December 2008)
8.05% (31 December 2007)
Uruguay 7% (February 2009)
7.25% (31 December 2007)
Vanuatu NA% (31 December 2008)
8.16% (31 December 2007)
Venezuela NA% (31 December 2008)
17.11% (31 December 2007)
Vietnam NA% (31 December 2008)
11.18% (31 December 2007)
West Bank NA% (31 December 2008)
7.73% (31 December 2006)
Yemen NA% (31 December 2008)
18% (31 December 2007)
Zambia NA% (31 December 2008)
18.89% (31 December 2007)
Zimbabwe NA% (31 December 2008)
578.96% (31 December 2007)
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