Liberia: Lending interest rate

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 Liberia

Interest rates on bank credit to the private sector

 Latest value 13.25
 Year 2017
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1981 - 2017
 Average 16.07
 Min - Max 13.25 - 22.14
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Liberia from 1981 to 2017. The average value for Liberia during that period was 16.07 percent with a minimum of 13.25 percent in 2017 and a maximum of 22.14 percent in 2001. The latest value from 2017 is 13.25 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 129 countries is 11.18 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
Liberia - Lending interest rate - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Liberia - Lending interest rate - historical chart - 1981-2017




The lending interest rate in Liberia 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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 Return on assets 3.17 2021 percent
 Return on equity 25.89 2021 percent
 Banking system z-scores 9.72 2021 index points
 Liquid assets to deposits 41.11 2021 percent
 Non-interest income to total income 50.85 2021 percent
 Lending interest rate 13.25 2017 percent
 Real interest rate 16.29 2017 percent
 Legal rights 10.00 2020 points
 Credit information sharing 0.00 2019 points
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