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Central bank discount rate

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.

RankCountry(%)Date of Information
1Zimbabwe975.0031 December 2007
2Angola30.0031 December 2009 est.
3Venezuela29.5031 December 2009
4Sao Tome and Principe28.0031 December 2008
5Costa Rica23.0031 December 2009 est.
6Guinea22.2531 December 2005
7Congo, Democratic Republic of the20.0031 December 2011 est.
8Ghana17.0031 December 2008
9Malawi15.0031 December 2008
10Turkey15.0022 December 2009
11Vietnam15.0031 December 2011
12Zambia14.4931 December 2008
13Pakistan14.0031 December 2010 est.
14Belarus13.5031 December 2009 est.
15Mongolia12.2531 December 2011 est.
16Belize12.0031 December 2009 est.
17Mauritania12.0031 December 2007
18Burma12.0031 December 2009 est.
19Ukraine11.9731 December 2010 est.
20Rwanda11.2531 December 2008
21Gambia, The11.0031 December 2008
22Brazil11.0031 December 2011 est.
23Burundi10.0031 December 2009 est.
24Lesotho10.0031 December 2010 est.
25Botswana10.0031 December 2009 est.
26Lebanon10.0031 December 2009 est.
27Uganda9.6531 December 2009 est.
28Serbia9.50January 2012
29Uruguay8.7531 December 2011
30Ecuador8.6831 December 2010
31Egypt8.5031 December 2009 est.
32Russia8.0031 December 2011
33Kazakhstan7.5031 December 2011 est.
34Cape Verde7.5031 December 2009 est.
35Armenia7.252 December 2008
36Trinidad and Tobago7.2531 December 2009 est.
37Sri Lanka7.0031 December 2011 est.
38South Africa7.0031 December 2009
39Barbados7.0031 December 2009 est.
40Namibia7.0031 December 2009 est.
41Hungary7.0031 December 2011
42Croatia7.0031 December 2011 est.
43Maldives6.9631 December 2011 est.
44Papua New Guinea6.9231 December 2009 est.
45Swaziland6.5031 December 2009 est.
46Saint Vincent and the Grenadines6.5031 December 2009 est.
47Dominica6.5031 December 2009 est.
48Saint Lucia6.5031 December 2009 est.
49Antigua and Barbuda6.5031 December 2009 est.
50Grenada6.5031 December 2008
51Nepal6.5031 December 2009 est.
52Anguilla6.5031 December 2009 est.
53Montserrat6.5031 December 2009 est.
54Georgia6.5031 January 2012
55Saint Kitts and Nevis6.5031 December 2008
56Indonesia6.4631 December 2009
57Paraguay6.0031 December 2011 est.
58India6.0031 December 2009 est.
59Iraq6.00December 2011
60Vanuatu6.0031 December 2009 est.
61Nigeria6.0031 December 2009 est.
62Iceland5.7531 December 2010 est.
63Romania5.7531 December 2011
64Philippines5.6031 December 2011 est.
65Azerbaijan5.2531 December 2011 est.
66Cambodia5.2531 December 2007
67Albania5.2531 December 2009 est.
68Peru5.0531 December 2011
69Syria5.0031 December 2011 est.
70New Zealand5.0031 December 2008
71Bangladesh5.0031 December 2009 est.
72Colombia5.0031 December 2010
73Tajikistan5.0031 December 2010 est.
74Niger4.7531 December 2008
75Central African Republic4.7531 December 2008
76Congo, Republic of the4.7531 December 2008
77Chad4.7531 December 2008
78Jordan4.7531 December 2009 est.
79Guinea-Bissau4.7531 December 2008
80Qatar4.5031 December 2011 est.
81Mexico4.5031 December 2011 est.
82Australia4.3531 December 2010 est.
83Mali4.2531 December 2009 est.
84Cote d'Ivoire4.2531 December 2009 est.
85Benin4.2531 December 2009 est.
86Burkina Faso4.2531 December 2009 est.
87Equatorial Guinea4.2531 December 2009 est.
88Gabon4.2531 December 2009 est.
89Guyana4.2531 December 2010 est.
90Senegal4.2531 December 2009 est.
91Togo4.2531 December 2009 est.
92Laos4.0031 December 2009
93Bahamas, The4.0031 December 2011 est.
94Algeria4.0031 December 2009 est.
95Poland4.0031 December 2010 est.
96Macedonia4.0031 December 2011 est.
97Tanzania3.7031 December 2009 est.
98Latvia3.5031 December 2010 est.
99Morocco3.3131 December 2009 est.
100Mozambique3.2531 December 2010 est.
101Thailand3.2531 December 2011 est.
102Aruba3.0031 December 2009 est.
103Bolivia3.0031 December 2010 est.
104Fiji3.0031 December 2009 est.
105Kuwait3.0031 December 2009 est.
106Libya3.0031 December 2009 est.
107Malaysia2.8331 December 2010
108Kyrgyzstan2.5031 December 2010 est.
109China2.2531 December 2011 est.
110Comoros2.2131 December 2009 est.
111Lithuania2.0631 December 2009 est.
112Israel2.0231 December 2010 est.
113Taiwan1.8831 December 2011
114Greece1.7531 December 2010
115Germany1.7531 December 2010
116France1.7531 December 2010
117Finland1.7531 December 2010
118Ireland1.7531 December 2010
119European Union1.7531 December 2011
120Cyprus1.7531 December 2010
121Belgium1.7531 December 2010
122Spain1.7531 December 2010
123Slovenia1.7531 December 2011
124Portugal1.7531 December 2010
125Norway1.7531 December 2009 est.
126Netherlands1.7531 December 2010
127Malta1.7531 December 2010
128Luxembourg1.7531 December 2010
129Slovakia1.7531 December 2010 est.
130Italy1.7531 December 2010
131Korea, South1.2531 December 2009
132Switzerland0.7531 December 2009 est.
133Denmark0.7531 December 2010 est.
134Czech Republic0.7531 December 2010
135Hong Kong0.5031 December 2011
136United States0.5031 December 2009
137Sweden0.5031 December 2009 est.
138United Kingdom0.5031 December 2011 est.
139Chile0.5031 December 2009 est.
140Japan0.3031 December 2009
141Canada0.2531 December 2009 est.
142Bulgaria0.2231 December 2011 est.
143Oman0.0531 December 2009 est.