PRIME LENDING RATES1
       
COUNTRIES 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Antigua & Barbuda* 10.00 10.00 10.50 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00
The Bahamas 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 5.50 5.50
Barbados* 9.50 7.25 6.75 6.75 6.50 9.15 10.15
Belize2 15.80 15.40 14.50 14.20 14.00 14.30 14.20
Dominica* 9.50 9.50 8.50 8.50 8.50 8.50 8.50
Grenada* 9.50 9.50 8.50 8.50 8.50 8.50 8.50
Guyana3 17.21 16.79 16.25 14.88 14.54 14.54 14.54
Jamaica4 31.67 26.79 25.04 25.60 24.89 22.00 21.90
Montserrat* 9.50 9.50 9.50 9.50 9.50 9.50 9.50
St. Kitts & Nevis* 9.50 9.50 8.50 8.50 8.50 8.50 8.50
Saint Lucia* 9.50 9.50 9.50 9.50 9.50 9.50 9.50
St. Vincent & G'dines* 9.50 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00
Trinidad & Tobago5 16.50 15.00 12.00 11.50 9.50 9.00 11.06
               
Notes:
1 represents the rate at the end of the year
2 refers to the weighted average rate of lending
3 refers to arithmetic average of the prime lending rate as reported by the commercial banks
4 refers to the average lending rate
5 median of the twelve monthly median rates
* refers to the minimum lending rate

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