Malaysia: Real interest rate

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 Malaysia

Real interest rate: Bank lending rate minus inflation

 Latest value 7.32
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1969 - 2023
 Average 4.24
 Min - Max -6.80 - 22.96
 Source The International Monetary Fund
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 1969 to 2023. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 4.24 percent with a minimum of -6.8 percent in 1973 and a maximum of 22.96 percent in 1986. The latest value from 2023 is 7.32 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 81 countries is 4.25 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
Malaysia - Real interest rate - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Malaysia - Real interest rate - historical chart - 1969-2023




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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