(measure: percent; Source: The International Monetary Fund)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Korea: Real interest rate: Bank lending rate minus inflation
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1996 to 2019. The average value for South Korea during that period was 4.4 percent with a minimum of 0.34 percent in 2015 and a maximum of 10.76 percent in 1999.
The latest value from 2019 is 4.42 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 97
countries is 7.43 percent.
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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.