Lesotho: Net interest margin

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 Lesotho

Bank interest revenue, percent of interest-bearing assets

 Latest value 4.5
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2001 - 2021
 Average 7.84
 Min - Max 4.5 - 9.75
 Source Bankscope
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 2001 to 2021. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 7.84 percent with a minimum of 4.5 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 9.75 percent in 2017. The latest value from 2021 is 4.5 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 135 countries is 3.61 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
Lesotho - Net interest margin - recent values

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Lesotho - Net interest margin - historical chart - 2001-2021




Definition: Accounting value of bank's net interest revenue as a share of its average interest-bearing (total earning) assets. The numerator and denominator are aggregated on the country level before division. Note that banks used in the calculation might differ between indicators. Calculated from underlying bank-by-bank unconsolidated data from Bankscope.


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