Botswana Interest Rate  2006-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The central bank of Botswana cut its benchmark Bank Rate by 50 bps to 5.5 percent at its August 12th meeting, noting the current state of the economy and the inflation outlook provide scope for easing monetary policy. Policymakers also said low domestic demand pressures and subdued foreign price developments contribute to the positive inflation outlook in the medium term due to downside risks from sluggish global economic activity and the consequent low commodity prices. Interest Rate in Botswana averaged 10.51 percent from 2006 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 15.50 percent in June of 2008 and a record low of 5.50 percent in August of 2016. Interest Rate in Botswana is reported by the Bank of Botswana.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.50 6.00 15.50 5.50 2006 - 2016 percent Daily
In Botswana, interest rates decisions are taken by The Bank of Botswana. The official interest rate is the Bank Rate. This page provides - Botswana Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Botswana Interest Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-26 10:35 AM Interest Rate Decision 6% 6% 6%
2016-06-15 09:40 AM Interest Rate Decision 6% 6% 6%
2016-08-12 08:50 AM Interest Rate Decision 5.5% 6% 6%

Botswana Money Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Interest Rate 5.50 6.00 15.50 5.50 percent [+]
Banks Balance Sheet 79383.90 79731.30 79731.30 14842.25 BWP Million [+]
Deposit Interest Rate 2.50 2.53 13.49 2.50 percent [+]
Loans To Private Sector 20629.68 20656.79 20656.79 4374.30 BWP Million [+]
Money Supply M1 16568.66 15406.36 17406.34 6522.55 BWP Million [+]
Money Supply M2 69902.13 69458.89 69902.13 35697.50 BWP Million [+]
Money Supply M3 69902.13 69458.89 69902.13 35697.50 BWP Million [+]
Central Bank Balance Sheet 81153.86 85132.64 89975.09 50627.34 BWP Million [+]




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