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Real interest rate - Country rankings:

The average for 2017 was 5.24 percent.The highest value was in Madagascar: 47.76 percent and the lowest value was in Democratic Republic of the Congo: -14.87 percent. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available for: Real interest rate.

Real interest rate: Bank lending rate minus inflation, 2017
(percent, Source: The International Monetary Fund);

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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