Bahrain: Lending interest rate

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 Bahrain

Interest rates on bank credit to the private sector

 Latest value 5.16
 Year 2015
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1986 - 2015
 Average 8.92
 Min - Max 5.16 - 12.32
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Bahrain from 1986 to 2015. The average value for Bahrain during that period was 8.92 percent with a minimum of 5.16 percent in 2015 and a maximum of 12.32 percent in 1996. The latest value from 2015 is 5.16 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2015 based on 131 countries is 11.29 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Bahrain - Lending interest rate - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Bahrain - Lending interest rate - historical chart - 1986-2015




The lending interest rate in Bahrain shown below is the interest rate on credits from banks to prime borrowers, i.e. to the lowest risk borrowers in the private sector. That includes firms and households.
Definition: Lending rate is the bank rate that usually meets the short- and medium-term financing needs of the private sector. This rate is normally differentiated according to creditworthiness of borrowers and objectives of financing. The terms and conditions attached to these rates differ by country, however, limiting their comparability.


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 Legal rights 3.00 2020 points
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