Egypt Interest Rate  1991-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

The central bank of Egypt kept its benchmark overnight deposit interest rate on hold at 11.75 percent at its September 2016 meeting, surprising markets that were expecting a 100bps hike. The lending rate and the discount rate were also left on hold at 12.75 percent and 12.25 percent respectively. Policymakers said the current level of inflation and future upside risks are largely explained by transitory cost factors, while demand-side factors continue to pose downside risks. In August, the inflation increased to 15.5 percent from 14 percent in the previous two months. Interest Rate in Egypt averaged 11.38 percent from 1991 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 21.40 percent in October of 1991 and a record low of 8.25 percent in September of 2009. Interest Rate in Egypt is reported by the Central Bank of Egypt.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.75 11.75 21.40 8.25 1991 - 2016 percent Daily
In Egypt, interest rate decisions are taken by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE). The Central Bank of Egypt official interest rate is the overnight deposit rate. The CBE is committed to achieving, over the medium term, low rates of inflation which it believes are essential for maintaining confidence and for sustaining high rates of investment and economic growth. This page provides - Egypt Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Egypt 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)
2016-06-16 02:45 PM Interest Rate Decision 11.75% 10.75% 10.75% 10.75%
2016-07-28 05:00 PM Interest Rate Decision 11.75% 11.75% 11.75% 11.75%
2016-09-22 05:00 PM Interest Rate Decision 11.75% 11.75% 12.75% 11.75%
2016-11-17 02:20 PM Interest Rate Decision 11.75% 12.75%
2016-12-29 03:00 PM Interest Rate Decision 12.75%

Egypt Money Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Interest Rate 11.75 11.75 21.40 8.25 percent [+]
Money Supply M0 498437.00 449590.00 498437.00 68043.00 EGP Million [+]
Money Supply M1 578501.00 572935.00 578501.00 33680.00 EGP Million [+]
Money Supply M2 2152000.00 2122426.00 2152000.00 161125.00 EGP Million [+]
Foreign Exchange Reserves 16564.40 15536.40 36038.00 13448.00 USD Million [+]
Banks Balance Sheet 1816873.00 1563849.10 1816873.00 156312.00 EGP Million [+]
Loans to Private Sector 501747.00 503659.00 503659.00 221295.00 EGP Million [+]
Deposit Interest Rate 6.90 6.92 12.00 6.02 percent [+]
Interbank Rate 9.30 9.30 13.61 6.95 percent [+]
Lending Rate 12.75 12.75 13.50 9.25 percent [+]
Central Bank Balance Sheet 2846094.00 2871247.00 2871247.00 1198240.00 EGP Million [+]




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