Interest rate on new external debt, 2018 - Country rankings:
The average for 2018 based on 105 countries was 2.83 percent.The highest value was in Lebanon: 7.5 percent and the lowest value was in Burundi: 0.01 percent. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2018. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.
Definition: Interest represents the average interest rate on all new public and publicly guaranteed loans contracted during the year. To obtain the average, the interest rates for all public and publicly guaranteed loans have been weighted by the amounts of the loans. Public debt is an external obligation of a public debtor, including the national government, a political subdivision (or an agency of either), and autonomous public bodies. Publicly guaranteed debt is an external obligation of a private debtor that is guaranteed for repayment by a public entity.