The Bank of Canada left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at the effective lower bound of 0.25 percent on July 15th 2020, as widely expected. The Committee said that it will continue its quantitative easing program with large-scale asset purchases of at least CAD 5 billion per week of government bonds. Policymakers noted that the Canadian economy is starting to recover amid the easing of coronavirus restrictions but added that the outlook is extremely uncertain given the unpredictability of the course of the pandemic. The Bank expects the economy’s recovery to slow as the outbreak continues to have an impact on confidence and consumer behaviour. Policymakers projected that the real GDP will likely shrink by 7.8% in 2020 and resumes with growth of 5.1% in 2021 and 3.7% in 2022. The Committee added that is prepared to provide further monetary stimulus as needed to support the recovery and achieve the inflation objective.
Interest Rate in Canada averaged 5.86 percent from 1990 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 16 percent in February of 1991 and a record low of 0.25 percent in April of 2009. This page provides - Canada Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Canada Interest Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2020. source: Bank of Canada
Interest Rate in Canada is expected to be 0.25 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Interest Rate in Canada to stand at 0.25 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Interest Rate is projected to trend around 0.75 percent in 2021 and 1.25 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.