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Real interest rate: Bank lending rate minus inflation, 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 4 countries was -3.57 percent.The highest value was in Jordan: 5.65 percent and the lowest value was in Qatar: -15.21 percent. The indicator is available from 1961 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The International Monetary Fund
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Countries Real interest rate, 2021 Global rank Available data
Jordan 5.65 1 1997 - 2021
Egypt 4.4 2 1976 - 2021
Algeria -9.12 3 1995 - 2021
Qatar -15.21 4 2004 - 2021

Economic outlook around the world

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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