Field Listing :: 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.
Country Comparison to the World
Country
Central bank discount rate(%)
Albania NA% (31 December 2008)
6.25% (31 December 2007)
Algeria NA% (31 December 2008)
4% (31 December 2007)
Angola 19.57% (31 December 2008)
19.57% (31 December 2007)
Anguilla 6.5% (31 December 2008)
6.5% (31 December 2007)
Antigua and Barbuda 6.5% (31 December 2008)
6.5% (31 December 2007)
Argentina NA
Armenia 7.25% (2 December 2008)
NA% (31 December 2007)
note: this is the Refinancing Rate, the key monetary policy instrument of the Armenian National Bank
Aruba 5% (31 December 2008)
5% (31 December 2007)
Azerbaijan 8% (31 December 2008)
13% (31 December 2007)
note: this is the Refinancing Rate, the key policy rate for the National Bank of Azerbaijan
Bahamas, The 5.25% (31 December 2008)
5.25% (31 December 2007)
Bangladesh NA% (31 December 2008)
5% (31 December 2007)
Barbados NA% (31 December 2008)
12% (31 December 2007)
Belarus 12% (31 December 2008)
10% (31 December 2007)
Belgium 3% (31 December 2008)
5% (31 December 2007)
note: this is the European Central Bank's rate on the marginal lending facility, which offers overnight credit to banks in the euro area
Belize 12% (31 December 2008)
12% (31 December 2007)
Benin 4.75% (31 December 2008)
4.25% (31 December 2007)
Bolivia 13% (31 December 2008)
6.5% (31 December 2007)
Botswana NA% (31 December 2008)
14.5% (31 December 2007)
Brazil 20.48% (31 December 2008)
17.85% (31 December 2007)
Bulgaria 5.77% (31 December 2008)
4.58% (31 December 2007)
Burkina Faso 4.75% (31 December 2008)
4.25% (31 December 2007)
Burma NA% (31 December 2008)
12% (31 December 2007)
Burundi NA% (31 December 2008)
10.12% (31 December 2007)
Cambodia NA% (31 December 2008)
5.25% (31 December 2007)
Cameroon NA% (31 December 2008)
5.25% (31 December 2007)
Canada 1.75% (31 December 2008)
4.5% (31 December 2007)
Cape Verde NA% (31 December 2008)
8.5% (31 December 2007)
Central African Republic NA% (31 December 2008)
5.25% (31 December 2007)
Chad NA% (31 December 2008)
5.25% (31 December 2007)
Chile 8.25% (31 December 2008)
6% (31 December 2007)
China 2.79% (31 December 2008)
3.33% (31 December 2007)
Colombia 11.5% (31 December 2008)
11.5% (31 December 2007)
Comoros 5.36% (31 December 2008)
5.36% (31 December 2007)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the NA% (31 December 2008)
5.25% (31 December 2007)
Congo, Republic of the NA% (31 December 2008)
5.25% (31 December 2007)
Costa Rica 25% (31 December 2008)
17% (31 December 2007)
Cote d'Ivoire 4.75% (31 December 2008)
4.25% (31 December 2007)
Croatia 9% (31 December 2008)
9% (31 December 2007)
Cuba NA%
Cyprus 3% (31 December 2008)
5% (31 December 2007)
note: this is the European Central Bank's rate on the marginal lending facility, which offers overnight credit to banks in the euro area
Czech Republic 2.25% (31 December 2008)
3.5% (31 December 2007)
Denmark 3.5% (31 December 2008)
4% (31 December 2007)
Dominica 6.5% (31 December 2008)
6.5% (31 December 2007)
Ecuador 9.14% (31 December 2008)
10.72% (31 December 2007)
Egypt NA% (31 December 2008)
9% (31 December 2007)
Equatorial Guinea NA% (31 December 2008)
5.25% (31 December 2007)
European Union 3% (31 December 2008)
5% (31 December 2007)
note: this is the European Central Bank's rate on the marginal lending facility, which offers overnight credit to banks in the euro area
Fiji 6.32% (31 December 2008)
9.25% (31 December 2007)
Finland 3% (31 December 2008)
5% (31 December 2007)
note: this is the European Central Bank's rate on the marginal lending facility, which offers overnight credit to banks in the euro area
France 3% (31 December 2008)
5% (31 December 2007)
note: this is the European Central Bank's rate on the marginal lending facility, which offers overnight credit to banks in the euro area
Gabon NA% (31 December 2008)
5.25% (31 December 2007)
Gambia, The NA% (31 December 2008)
10% (31 December 2007)
Georgia 8% (25 December 2008)
NA% (31 December 2007)
note: this is the Refinancing Rate, the key monetary policy rate of the Georgian National Bank
Germany 3% (31 December 2008)
5% (31 December 2007)
note: this is the European Central Bank's rate on the marginal lending facility, which offers overnight credit to banks in the euro area
Ghana NA% (31 December 2008)
13.5% (31 December 2007)
Greece 3% (31 December 2008)
5% (31 December 2007)
note: this is the European Central Bank's rate on the marginal lending facility, which offers overnight credit to banks in the euro area
Grenada 6.5% (31 December 2008)
6.5% (31 December 2007)
Guatemala NA%
Guinea NA% (31 December 2008)
22.25% (31 December 2005)
Guinea-Bissau 4.75% (31 December 2008)
4.25% (31 December 2007)
Guyana 6.75% (31 December 2008)
6.5% (31 December 2007)
Honduras NA%
Hong Kong 0.5% (31 December 2008)
5.75% (31 December 2007)
Hungary 10% (31 December 2008)
7.5% (31 December 2007)
Iceland NA% (31 December 2008)
15.25% (31 December 2007)
India NA% (31 December 2008)
6% (31 December 2007)
Indonesia 10.83% (31 December 2008)
8% (31 December 2007)
Iraq NA% (31 December 2008)
20% (31 December 2007)
Ireland 3% (31 December 2008)
5% (31 December 2007)
note: this is the European Central Bank's rate on the marginal lending facility, which offers overnight credit to banks in the euro area
Israel NA% (31 December 2008)
4% (31 December 2007)
Italy 3% (31 December 2008)
5% (31 December 2007)
note: this is the European Central Bank's rate on the marginal lending facility, which offers overnight credit to banks in the euro area
Japan 0.3% (31 December 2008)
0.75% (31 December 2007)
Jordan NA% (31 December 2008)
7% (31 December 2007)
Kazakhstan 10.5% (31 December 2008)
11% (31 December 2007)
Korea, South 1.75% (31 December 2008)
3.25% (31 December 2007)
Kuwait NA% (31 December 2008)
6.25% (31 December 2007)
Laos NA% (31 December 2008)
12.67% (31 December 2007)
Latvia 6% (31 December 2008)
6% (31 December 2007)
Lebanon NA% (31 December 2008)
12% (31 December 2007)
Lesotho 14.05% (31 December 2008)
12.82% (31 December 2007)
Libya 5% (31 December 2008)
4% (31 December 2007)
Lithuania 4.73% (31 December 2008)
4.85% (31 December 2007)
Luxembourg 3% (31 December 2008)
5% (31 December 2007)
note: this is the European Central Bank's rate on the marginal lending facility, which offers overnight credit to banks in the euro area
Macedonia 6.5% (31 December 2008)
6.5% (31 December 2007)
Malawi NA% (31 December 2008)
15% (31 December 2007)
Maldives 13% (31 December 2008)
12.5% (31 December 2007)
Mali 4.75% (31 December 2008)
4.25% (31 December 2007)
Malta NA%

note: this is the European Central Bank's rate on the marginal lending facility, which offers overnight credit to banks in the euro area
Mauritania NA% (31 December 2008)
12% (31 December 2007)
Mexico NA% (31 December 2008)
Mongolia 14.78% (31 December 2008)
9.87% (31 December 2007)
Montserrat 6.5% (31 December 2008)
6.5% (31 December 2007)
Morocco NA% (31 December 2008)
3.25% (31 December 2007)
Mozambique NA% (31 December 2008)
9.95% (31 December 2007)
Namibia 10% (31 December 2008)
10.5% (31 December 2007)
Nepal 6.5% (31 December 2008)
6.25% (31 December 2007)
Netherlands 3% (31 December 2008)
5% (31 December 2007)
note: this is the European Central Bank's rate on the marginal lending facility, which offers overnight credit to banks in the euro area
Netherlands Antilles NA%
New Zealand 5% (31 December 2008)
8.25% (31 December 2007)
Nicaragua NA%
Niger 4.75% (31 December 2008)
4.25% (31 December 2007)
Nigeria NA% (31 December 2008)
9.5% (31 December 2007)
Norway 4% (31 December 2008)
6.25% (31 December 2007)
Oman NA% (31 December 2008)
1.98% (31 December 2007)
Pakistan 15% (31 December 2008)
10% (31 December 2007)
Papua New Guinea 7% (31 December 2008)
7.38% (31 December 2007)
Paraguay 20% (31 December 2008)
20% (31 December 2007)
Peru 7.25% (31 December 2008)
5.75% (31 December 2007)
Philippines 6% (31 December 2008)
4.28% (31 December 2007)
Poland 5% (31 December 2008)
5% (31 December 2007)
Portugal 3% (31 December 2008)
5% (31 December 2007)
note: this is the European Central Bank's rate on the marginal lending facility, which offers overnight credit to banks in the euro area
Qatar 5.5% (31 December 2008)
5.5% (31 December 2007)
Romania NA%
Russia 13% (31 December 2008)
10% (31 December 2007)
Rwanda NA% (31 December 2008)
12.5% (31 December 2007)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 6.5% (31 December 2008)
6.5% (31 December 2007)
Saint Lucia 6.5% (31 December 2008)
6.5% (31 December 2007)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6.5% (31 December 2008)
6.5% (31 December 2007)
Sao Tome and Principe NA% (31 December 2008)
28% (31 December 2007)
Saudi Arabia 2.5% (31 December 2008)
NA% (31 December 2007)
Senegal 4.75% (31 December 2008)
4.25% (31 December 2007)
Serbia NA% (31 December 2008)
9.57% (31 December 2007)
Seychelles NA% (31 December 2008)
5.13% (31 December 2007)
Sierra Leone NA% (31 December 2008)
Slovakia 3% (31 December 2008)
4.25% (31 December 2007)
note: this is the European Central Bank's rate on the marginal lending facility, which offers overnight credit to banks from the euro area; as of 1 January 2009 Slovakia became a member of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU)
Slovenia 3% (31 December 2008)
5% (31 December 2007)
note: this is the European Central Bank's rate on the marginal lending facility, which offers overnight credit to banks in the euro area
South Africa 11.5% (31 December 2008)
11% (31 December 2007)
Spain 3% (31 December 2008)
5% (31 December 2007)
note: this is the European Central Bank's rate on the marginal lending facility, which offers overnight credit to banks in the euro area
Sri Lanka NA% (31 December 2008)
15% (31 December 2007)
Swaziland NA% (31 December 2008)
11% (31 December 2007)
Sweden 2% (31 December 2008)
3.5% (31 December 2007)
Switzerland 0.05% (31 December 2008)
2.05% (31 December 2007)
Syria NA% (31 December 2008)
5% (31 December 2007)
Taiwan 1.5% (January 2009)
Tajikistan NA% (31 December 2008)
15% (31 December 2007)
Tanzania 15.99% (31 December 2008)
16.4% (31 December 2007)
Thailand 3.25% (31 December 2008)
3.75% (31 December 2007)
Togo 4.75% (31 December 2008)
4.25% (31 December 2007)
Trinidad and Tobago 6.94% (31 December 2008)
10% (31 December 2007)
Turkey 25% (31 December 2008)
25% (31 December 2007)
Uganda NA% (31 December 2008)
14.68% (31 December 2007)
Ukraine 12% (31 December 2008)
8% (31 December 2007)
United Arab Emirates NA% (31 December 2008)
United Kingdom NA% (31 December 2008)
United States 0.5% (31 March 2009)
4.83% (31 December 2007)
Uruguay NA% (31 December 2008)
10% (31 December 2007)
Vanuatu NA% (31 December 2008)
6% (31 December 2007)
Venezuela 33.5% (31 December 2008)
28.5% (31 December 2007)
Vietnam NA% (31 December 2008)
6.5% (31 December 2007)
Yemen NA%
Zambia 14.49% (31 December 2008)
11.73% (31 December 2007)
Zimbabwe NA% (31 December 2008)
975% (31 December 2007)