List of countries by commercial bank prime lending rate

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This is a list of countries by a simple average of annualized interest rates of commercial banks for charging on new loans, denominated in the national currency, to their most credit-worthy customers. The data is taken from CIA World Factbook [1]

Country Commercial bank prime
lending rate
(%)
Date of
information
 Zimbabwe 34.00 31 December 2011
 Haiti 46.99 31 December 2007
 Madagascar 52.50 31 December 2011
 Brazil 43.88 31 December 2011
 Sao Tome and Principe 32.40 31 December 2007
 Laos 28.50 31 December 2007
 Argentina 28.00 28 November 2008
 Gambia 27.92 31 December 2007
 Malawi 27.72 31 December 2007
 Kyrgyzstan 34.07 31 December 2011
 Paraguay 25.03 31 December 2007
 Sierra Leone 25.00 31 December 2007
 Peru 18.69 31 December 2011
 Tajikistan 23.10 31 December 2008
 Mauritius 21.87 31 December 2007
 Georgia 20.41 31 December 2007
 Iraq 19.74 31 December 2007
 Mozambique 19.52 31 December 2007
 Iceland 19.29 31 December 2007
 Azerbaijan 19.13 31 December 2007
 Uganda 19.11 31 December 2007
 Zambia 18.89 31 December 2007
 Moldova 18.83 31 December 2007
 Sri Lanka 18.50 31 December 2008
 Afghanistan 18.14 31 December 2007
 Yemen 18.00 31 December 2007
 Angola 17.70 31 December 2007
 Mongolia 17.54 31 December 2007
 Armenia 17.52 31 December 2007
 Jamaica 17.20 31 December 2007
 Venezuela 17.11 31 December 2007
 Burma 17.00 31 December 2007
 Nigeria 16.94 31 December 2007
 Burundi 16.84 31 December 2007
 Latvia 16.80 31 December 2008
 Honduras 16.61 31 December 2007
 Botswana 16.22 31 December 2007
 Tanzania 16.03 31 December 2007
 Bangladesh 16.00 31 December 2007
 Rwanda 15.84 31 December 2007
 Dominican Republic 15.83 31 December 2007
 Colombia 15.60 31 December 2008
 Indonesia 15.13 31 December 2008
 Liberia 15.05 31 December 2007
 Timor-Leste 15.05 31 December 2007
 Chad 15.00 31 December 2007
 Gabon 15.00 31 December 2007
 Equatorial Guinea 15.00 31 December 2007
 Central African Republic 15.00 31 December 2007
 Cameroon 15.00 31 December 2007
 Republic of the Congo 43.75 31 December 2011
 Kenya 14.80 31 December 2008
 Guyana 14.61 31 December 2007
 Belize 14.33 31 December 2007
 Lesotho 14.13 31 December 2007
 Solomon Islands 14.12 31 December 2007
 Albania 14.10 31 December 2007
 Federated States of Micronesia 14.03 31 December 2007
 Bhutan 14.00 31 December 2007
 Ukraine 13.90 31 December 2007
 Suriname 13.77 31 December 2007
 Romania 13.35 31 December 2007
 South Africa 9.00 31 December 2011
 Swaziland 13.17 31 December 2007
 Nicaragua 13.04 31 December 2007
 Russia 13.00 31 December 2008
 Namibia 12.88 31 December 2007
 Bolivia 12.86 31 December 2007
 Guatemala 12.84 31 December 2007
 New Zealand 12.83 31 December 2007
 Costa Rica 12.80 31 December 2007
 Samoa 12.65 31 December 2007
 Egypt 12.51 31 December 2007
 Ecuador 12.50 15 October 2008
 Tonga 12.16 31 December 2007
 Iran 12.00 31 December 2008
 Trinidad and Tobago 11.75 31 December 2007
 Vietnam 11.18 31 December 2007
 Serbia 11.13 31 December 2007
 Aruba 11.01 31 December 2007
 Italy 10.93 31 December 2007
 Seychelles 10.89 31 December 2007
 Barbados 10.80 31 December 2007
 Cape Verde 10.55 31 December 2007
 Comoros 10.50 31 December 2007
 Antigua and Barbuda 10.44 31 December 2007
 Montserrat 10.40 31 December 2007
 Lebanon 10.26 31 December 2007
 Macedonia 10.23 31 December 2007
 Saint Lucia 10.12 31 December 2007
 Australia 10.02 31 December 2007
 Bulgaria 10.00 31 December 2007
 Papua New Guinea 9.78 31 December 2007
 Anguilla 9.76 31 December 2007
 Grenada 9.76 31 December 2007
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 9.61 31 December 2007
 Spain 9.54 31 December 2008
 Hungary 9.48 26 January 2009
 Croatia 9.33 31 December 2008
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 9.28 31 December 2007
 Netherlands Antilles 9.21 31 December 2007
 Dominica 9.17 31 December 2007
 Montenegro 9.09 31 December 2007
 Fiji 9.01 31 December 2007
 Netherlands 8.72 31 December 2007
 Philippines 8.69 31 December 2007
 Chile 8.67 31 December 2007
 Belarus 8.58 31 December 2007
 Kuwait 8.54 31 December 2007
 India 8.50 31 January 2009
 Jordan 8.45 31 December 2008
 Bahrain 8.35 31 December 2007
 Panama 8.25 31 December 2007
 Vanuatu 8.16 31 December 2007
 European Union 8.03 31 December 2007
 Algeria 8.00 31 December 2007
 Maldives 8.00 31 December 2008
 Portugal 7.92 31 December 2007
 Gaza Strip 7.73 31 December 2006
 West Bank 7.73 31 December 2006
 Greece 7.71 31 December 2007
 San Marino 7.58 31 December 2007
 Mexico 7.56 31 December 2007
 Qatar 7.43 31 December 2007
 Oman 7.29 31 December 2007
 Thailand 7.25 31 December 2007
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.17 31 December 2007
 Ethiopia 7.00 31 December 2006
 South Korea 7.00 31 December 2008
 Uruguay 9.80 31 December 2011
 Syria 7.00 6 November 2008
   Nepal 7.00 16 July 2008
 Lithuania 6.86 31 December 2007
 Slovenia 6.82 31 December 2007
 Cyprus 6.74 31 December 2007
 France 3.43 31 December 2011
 Ireland 6.52 31 December 2007
 Estonia 6.46 31 December 2007
 Slovakia 6.42 31 December 2008
 Malaysia 6.41 31 December 2007
 Austria 6.30 31 December 2007
 Israel 2.50 18 October 2013
 Malta 6.24 31 December 2007
 Canada 2.60 31 December 2010
 Libya 6.00 31 December 2007
 Germany 5.96 31 December 2007
 Czech Republic 5.79 31 December 2007
 China 5.58 17 December 2007
 United Kingdom 5.52 31 December 2007
 Bahamas 5.50 31 December 2007
 Brunei 5.50 31 December 2011
 Poland 5.48 31 December 2006
 Singapore 5.38 31 December 2008
 Macau 5.25 31 December 2008
 Finland 2.68 31 December 2011
 Hong Kong 5.00 31 December 2008
 Taiwan 2.88 31 December 2011
 Sweden 4.28 31 December 2011
 Norway 4.40 31 December 2011
 United States 3.25 31 March 2009
  Switzerland 3.15 31 December 2007
 Belgium 2.10 30 January 2009
 Japan 1.48 31 December 2011

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