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Country Comparison :: Central bank discount rate
Central bank discount rate compares the annualized interest rate a country's central bank charges commercial, depository banks for loans to meet temporary shortages of funds.
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Rank
country (%) Date of Information
1 Zimbabwe
975.00
31 December 2007
2 Angola
30.00
31 December 2009 est.
3 Venezuela
29.50
31 December 2009
4 Sao Tome and Principe
28.00
31 December 2008
5 Costa Rica
23.00
31 December 2009 est.
6 Guinea
22.25
31 December 2005
7 Congo, Democratic Republic of the
20.00
31 December 2011 est.
8 Ghana
17.00
31 December 2008
9 Turkey
15.00
22 December 2009
10 Malawi
15.00
31 December 2008
11 Vietnam
15.00
31 December 2011
12 Zambia
14.49
31 December 2008
13 Pakistan
14.00
31 December 2010 est.
14 Belarus
13.50
31 December 2009 est.
15 Mongolia
12.25
31 December 2011 est.
16 Belize
12.00
31 December 2009 est.
17 Burma
12.00
31 December 2009 est.
18 Mauritania
12.00
31 December 2007
19 Namibia
12.00
31 December 2010 est.
20 Ukraine
11.97
31 December 2010 est.
21 Serbia
11.75
6 February 2013
22 Rwanda
11.25
31 December 2008
23 Gambia, The
11.00
31 December 2008
24 Brazil
11.00
31 December 2011 est.
25 Lesotho
10.00
31 December 2010 est.
26 Lebanon
10.00
31 December 2009 est.
27 Botswana
10.00
31 December 2009 est.
28 Burundi
10.00
31 December 2009 est.
29 Uganda
9.65
31 December 2009 est.
30 Uruguay
8.75
31 December 2011
31 Egypt
8.68
31 December 2010 est.
32 Ecuador
8.68
31 December 2010
33 Russia
8.00
31 December 2011
34 India
8.00
31 December 2010 est.
35 Sri Lanka
7.50
19 December 2012 est.
36 Cabo Verde
7.50
31 December 2009 est.
37 Kazakhstan
7.50
31 December 2011 est.
38 Trinidad and Tobago
7.25
31 December 2009 est.
39 Armenia
7.25
2 December 2008
40 Barbados
7.00
31 December 2009 est.
41 Hungary
7.00
31 December 2011
42 Croatia
7.00
31 December 2012 est.
43 South Africa
7.00
31 December 2009
44 Maldives
6.96
31 December 2011 est.
45 Papua New Guinea
6.92
31 December 2009 est.
46 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
6.50
31 December 2009 est.
47 Grenada
6.50
31 December 2008
48 Montserrat
6.50
31 December 2009 est.
49 Saint Lucia
6.50
31 December 2009 est.
50 Tajikistan
6.50
31 December 2012 est.
51 Dominica
6.50
31 December 2009 est.
52 Swaziland
6.50
31 December 2009 est.
53 Antigua and Barbuda
6.50
31 December 2009 est.
54 Nepal
6.50
31 December 2009 est.
55 Anguilla
6.50
31 December 2009 est.
56 Saint Kitts and Nevis
6.50
31 December 2008
57 Indonesia
6.46
31 December 2009
58 Vanuatu
6.00
31 December 2009 est.
59 Nigeria
6.00
31 December 2009 est.
60 Iraq
6.00
December 2011
61 Paraguay
6.00
31 December 2011 est.
62 Iceland
5.75
31 December 2010 est.
63 Philippines
5.60
31 December 2011 est.
64 Cambodia
5.25
31 December 2007
65 Azerbaijan
5.25
31 December 2011 est.
66 Romania
5.25
31 December 2012
67 Georgia
5.25
31 December 2012
68 Peru
5.05
31 December 2011
69 Bangladesh
5.00
31 December 2009 est.
70 New Zealand
5.00
31 December 2008
71 Syria
5.00
31 December 2012 est.
72 Colombia
5.00
31 December 2010
73 Qatar
4.93
31 December 2011 est.
74 Niger
4.75
31 December 2008
75 Congo, Republic of the
4.75
31 December 2008
76 Chad
4.75
31 December 2008
77 Guinea-Bissau
4.75
31 December 2008
78 Central African Republic
4.75
31 December 2008
79 Moldova
4.50
31 December 2012
80 Bahamas, The
4.50
31 December 2012 est.
81 Mexico
4.50
31 December 2011 est.
82 Australia
4.35
31 December 2010 est.
83 Burkina Faso
4.25
31 December 2009 est.
84 Equatorial Guinea
4.25
31 December 2009 est.
85 Mali
4.25
31 December 2009 est.
86 Gabon
4.25
31 December 2009 est.
87 Guyana
4.25
31 December 2010 est.
88 Cote d'Ivoire
4.25
31 December 2009 est.
89 Senegal
4.25
31 December 2009 est.
90 Togo
4.25
31 December 2009 est.
91 Benin
4.25
31 December 2009 est.
92 Poland
4.00
31 December 2010 est.
93 Algeria
4.00
31 December 2009 est.
94 Laos
4.00
31 December 2009
95 Bolivia
4.00
31 december 2012 est.
96 Albania
4.00
31 December 2012 est.
97 Macedonia
3.75
31 December 2012 est.
98 Tanzania
3.70
31 December 2009 est.
99 Latvia
3.50
31 December 2010 est.
100 Morocco
3.31
31 December 2009 est.
101 Mozambique
3.25
31 December 2010 est.
102 Thailand
3.25
31 December 2011 est.
103 Aruba
3.00
31 December 2009 est.
104 Libya
3.00
31 December 2009 est.
105 Fiji
3.00
31 December 2009 est.
106 Kuwait
3.00
31 December 2009 est.
107 Malaysia
2.83
31 December 2010
108 Korea, South
2.75
31 December 2012
109 Kyrgyzstan
2.50
31 December 2010 est.
110 China
2.25
31 December 2012 est.
111 Comoros
2.21
31 December 2009 est.
112 Lithuania
2.06
31 December 2009 est.
113 Taiwan
1.88
31 December 2011
114 France
1.75
31 December 2010
115 Norway
1.75
31 December 2009 est.
116 Slovakia
1.75
31 December 2010 est.
117 Israel
1.75
31 December 2012 est.
118 Netherlands
1.50
31 December 2010
119 Malta
1.50
31 December 2010
120 Luxembourg
1.50
31 December 2010
121 Greece
1.50
31 December 2010
122 Germany
1.50
31 December 2010
123 Finland
1.50
31 December 2010
124 Ireland
1.50
31 December 2010
125 European Union
1.50
31 December 2012
126 Cyprus
1.50
31 December 2010
127 Belgium
1.50
31 December 2010
128 Spain
1.50
31 December 2010
129 Slovenia
1.50
31 December 2012
130 Portugal
1.50
31 December 2010
131 Italy
0.75
31 December 2012
132 Switzerland
0.75
31 December 2009 est.
133 Denmark
0.75
31 December 2010 est.
134 United Kingdom
0.50
2012 est.
135 Chile
0.50
31 December 2009 est.
136 Hong Kong
0.50
31 December 2012
137 United States
0.50
31 December 2009
138 Sweden
0.50
31 December 2009 est.
139 Japan
0.30
31 December 2009
140 Canada
0.25
31 December 2009 est.
141 Bulgaria
0.22
31 December 2011 est.
142 Czech Republic
0.05
31 December 2012
143 Oman
0.05
31 December 2009 est.
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