Interest Rates on Deposits and Loans, February 2002:
(In percent per year)
|Interest rate on deposits|
|Nominal interest rate|
|Real interest rate on loans3||15.7||14.0||15.3|
Lending rate to private enterprises, including small businesses.
The real interest rate is computed as the difference between the nominal interest rate and the inflation rate—the latter is computed as the average of the CPI during the three-month period ending in February 2002 over the same period a year earlier.