Malawi: Real interest rate

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 Malawi

Real interest rate: Bank lending rate minus inflation

 Latest value 2.84
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1981 - 2022
 Average 10.00
 Min - Max -29.22 - 34.95
 Source The International Monetary Fund
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 1981 to 2022. The average value for Malawi during that period was 10 percent with a minimum of -29.22 percent in 2002 and a maximum of 34.95 percent in 2003. The latest value from 2022 is 2.84 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 90 countries is -0.33 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
Malawi - Real interest rate - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Malawi - Real interest rate - historical chart - 1981-2022




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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