List of countries by central bank interest rates

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This is a list of countries by annualized interest rate set by the central bank for charging commercial, depository banks for loans to meet temporary shortages of funds. The data is taken from CIA World Factbook,[1] world interest rates [2] and Forex Motion [3]

Rank Country/Currency Union Central bank
discount rate
(%)
Date of
information
GDP (Millions of $US)
1  Venezuela 28.50 31 December 2007 315,893
2  Sao Tome and Principe 28.00 31 December 2007
3  Guinea 22.25 31 December 2005
4  Paraguay 20.00 31 December 2007
5  Angola 19.57 31 December 2007
6  Costa Rica 17.00 31 December 2007
7  Tanzania 16.40 31 December 2007
8  Iceland 15.00 14 November 2012
9  Iraq 15.00 31 December 2008
9  Malawi 15.00 31 December 2007
11  Uganda 14.68 31 December 2007
12  Botswana 14.50 31 December 2007
13  Tajikistan 13.50 30 September 2008
13  Ghana 13.50 31 December 2007
15  Maldives 13.00 31 December 2008
16  Lesotho 12.82 31 December 2007
17  Laos 12.67 31 December 2007
18  Iran 12.50 1 June 2011[4]
18  Rwanda 12.50 31 December 2007
20  Barbados 12.00 31 December 2007
20  Belize 12.00 31 December 2007
20  Burma 12.00 31 December 2007
20  Lebanon 12.00 31 December 2007
24  Sri Lanka 11.75 12 February 2009
25  Zambia 11.73 31 December 2007
26  Kazakhstan 11.00 31 December 2007
26  Swaziland 11.00 31 December 2007
28  Namibia 10.50 31 December 2007
29  Burundi 10.12 31 December 2007
30  Belarus 10.00 31 December 2007
30  Gambia 10.00 31 December 2007
30  Pakistan 10.00 15 March 2014
30  Uruguay 10.00 1 February 2009
34  Mozambique 9.95 31 December 2007
35  Mongolia 9.75 31 December 2008
36  Serbia 9.57 31 December 2007
37  Colombia 9.50 31 December 2008
37  Nigeria 9.50 31 December 2007
39  Fiji 9.25 31 December 2007
40  Croatia 9.00 31 December 2008
40  Egypt 9.00 31 December 2007
42  Cape Verde 8.50 31 December 2007
43  Russia 8.25 14 September 2012 1,857,770
44  Azerbaijan 8.00 31 December 2008
44  Georgia 8.00 25 December 2008
44  Ukraine 8.00 31 December 2007
47  Brazil 7.50 17 April 2013
47  India 7.50 19 March 2013 1,897,608
49  Papua New Guinea 7.38 31 December 2007
50  Armenia 7.25 2 December 2008
51  Trinidad and Tobago 6.94 31 December 2008
52  Hong Kong 6.75 31 December 2008
53    Nepal 6.50 31 December 2008
53 Eastern Caribbean Central Bank logo.png Eastern Caribbean States 6.50 31 December 2007
53  Peru 6.50 1 December 2008
53  Vietnam 6.50 31 December 2007
57  Albania 6.25 31 December 2007
57  Jordan 6.25 31 December 2008
57  Kuwait 6.25 31 December 2007
60  China 6.00 6 July 2012 7,203,784
60  Latvia 6.00 31 December 2007
60  Vanuatu 6.00 31 December 2007
63  Indonesia 5.75 9 February 2012 846,834
64  Comoros 5.36 31 December 2007
65  Cambodia 5.25 31 December 2007
65  Democratic Republic of the Congo 5.25 31 December 2007
67  Seychelles 5.13 31 December 2007
68  Aruba 5.00 31 December 2007
68  Chile 5.00 12 January 2012
68  South Africa 5.00 19 July 2012
71  Bahamas 4.50 31 December 2007
71  Algeria 4.00 31 December 2007
71  Libya 4.00 31 December 2007
71  Mexico 4.00 8 March 2013 1,155,206
72  Hungary 2.30 25 June 2014
73 Central African States 3.25 31 December 2007
77  Poland 2.50 3 July 2013
79  Australia 2.50 4 February 2014 1,515,468
79  Philippines 3.50 31 January 2014
79  Bangladesh 3.00 31 December 2007
79  Morocco 3.00 27 March 2012
82  South Korea 2.75 11 October 2012 1,116,247
82  Thailand 2.75 24 October 2012
82 West African States 2.75 31 December 2007
85  New Zealand 2.50 10 March 2011
86  Saudi Arabia 2.00 19 January 2009
88  Norway 1.50 14 March 2012
88  Taiwan 1.50 8 January 2009
88  Turkey 1.50 17 December 2010
87  Israel 0.75 30 March 2014
91  Canada 1.00 8 September 2010 1,736,869
91  Sweden 1.00 18 December 2012
93 Logo European Central Bank.svg Euro Area 0.25 12 November 2013 16,673,333
93  United Kingdom 0.50 5 March 2009 2,429,184
95  Denmark 0.00 6 July 2012[5]
96   Switzerland 0.25 12 March 2009
96  United States 0.25 16 December 2008 14,991,300
98  Lithuania 0.20 31 January 2013
99  Japan 0.10 5 October 2010 5,870,357
100  Czech Republic 0.05 1 November 2012
101  Bulgaria 0.03 3 December 2012
102  Oman 0.00 25 November 2012

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