Sierra Leone Interest Rate

The benchmark interest rate in Sierra Leone was last recorded at 10 percent. Interest Rate in Sierra Leone is reported by the Bank of Sierra Leone. Interest Rate in Sierra Leone averaged 22.19 Percent from 2000 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 27 Percent in October of 2000 and a record low of 10 Percent in December of 2013. In Sierra Leone, interest rates decisions are taken by the Bank of Sierra Leone’s Monetary Policy Committee. The BSL’s official interest rate is the monetary policy rate. This page provides - Sierra Leone Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-19

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
10.00 10.00 27.00 10.00 8.75 | 2014/04 2000 - 2014 Percent Monthly

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Interest Rate 10.00 2014-03-31 10.00 27.00 10.00 8.75 2014-04-30 Percent [+]
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Interest Rate | Notes
The interest rate shown on this page refers to the central bank benchmark interest rate. Usually, the central bank benchmark interest rate is the overnight rate at which central banks make loans to the commercial banks under their jurisdiction. Moving the benchmark interest rate, the central bank is able to make an impact on interest rates of commercial banks, inflation level of the country and national currency exchange rate. Reduction of interest rates should bring increase in business activity, a rise in inflation rate and weakening of national currency. In case of increase in interest rates the level of business activity is likely to drop, inflation declines and national currency strengthens.


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Sierra Leone Inflation Rate at 8.23 Percent  
The inflation rate in Sierra Leone was recorded at 8.23 percent in December of 2013. Inflation Rate in Sierra Leone is reported by the Statistics Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone Government Budget at -1.90 percent of GDP  
Sierra Leone recorded a Government Budget deficit equal to 1.90 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2013. Government Budget in Sierra Leone is reported by the World Bank.
Sierra Leone GDP Annual Growth Rate at 20.00 Percent  
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Sierra Leone expanded 20 percent in 2013 from the previous year. GDP Annual Growth Rate in Sierra Leone is reported by the Statistics Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone Current Account at -1102.09 USD Million  
Sierra Leone recorded a Current Account deficit of 1102.09 USD Million in 2012. Current Account in Sierra Leone is reported by the Bank of Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone Balance of Trade at 71.15 USD Million  
Sierra Leone recorded a trade surplus of 71.15 USD Million in December of 2013. Balance of Trade in Sierra Leone is reported by the Bank of Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone Imports at 118.25 USD Million  
Imports in Sierra Leone decreased to 118.25 USD Million in December of 2013 from 124.46 USD Million in November of 2013. Imports in Sierra Leone is reported by the Bank of Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone Exports at 189.40 USD Million  
Exports in Sierra Leone decreased to 189.40 USD Million in December of 2013 from 219.53 USD Million in November of 2013. Exports in Sierra Leone is reported by the Bank of Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone Current Account to GDP at -44.00 Percent  
Sierra Leone recorded a Current Account deficit of 44 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2012. Current Account to GDP in Sierra Leone is reported by the Bank of Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone Government Debt To GDP at 28.30 Percent  
Sierra Leone recorded a Government Debt to GDP of 28.30 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2012. Government Debt To GDP in Sierra Leone is reported by the Bank of Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone Corporate Tax Rate at 30.00 percent  
The Corporate Tax Rate in Sierra Leone stands at 30 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Sierra Leone is reported by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.
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