Canada: Real interest rate

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 Canada

Real interest rate: Bank lending rate minus inflation

 Latest value 0.13
 Year 2017
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2017
 Average 3.75
 Min - Max -0.24 - 10.32
 Source The International Monetary Fund
For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from 1961 to 2017. The average value for Canada during that period was 3.75 percent with a minimum of -0.24 percent in 2010 and a maximum of 10.32 percent in 1990. The latest value from 2017 is 0.13 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 128 countries is 5.64 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
Canada - Real interest rate - recent values

Historical chart
Canada - Real interest rate - historical chart - 1961-2017




Definition: Real interest rate is the lending interest rate adjusted for inflation as measured by the GDP deflator. The terms and conditions attached to lending rates differ by country, however, limiting their comparability.


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