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Real interest rate: Bank lending rate minus inflation, 2019 - Country rankings:

The average for 2019 based on 90 countries was 7.16 percent.The highest value was in Madagascar: 41.53 percent and the lowest value was in Angola: -12.22 percent. The indicator is available from 1961 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The International Monetary Fund
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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.
Real interest rate in the European union
Real interest rate in Europe
Real interest rate in Asia
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Real interest rate in South America
Real interest rate in Australia


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