The Central Bank of Egypt held its overnight deposit rate at 15.75 percent during its May meeting despite ongoing US-China trade tensions, as policymakers are reluctant to change their monetary stance ahead of energy subsidy cuts expected next month, which are likely to boost inflation. Interest Rate in Egypt averaged 11.89 percent from 1991 until 2019, 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 expected to be 15.75 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Interest Rate in Egypt to stand at 14.75 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Egypt Interest Rate is projected to trend around 13.75 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-27 06:00 PM Interest Rate Decision 16.75% 16.75% 16.75%
2019-02-14 05:30 PM Interest Rate Decision 15.75% 16.75% 16.75% 16.75%
2019-03-28 05:10 PM Interest Rate Decision 15.75% 15.75% 15.75% 15.75%
2019-05-23 01:15 PM Interest Rate Decision 15.75% 15.75% 15.75% 15.75%
2019-07-11 04:00 PM Interest Rate Decision 15.75% 15.75%
2019-08-22 05:30 PM Interest Rate Decision 15.75%
2019-09-26 05:45 PM Interest Rate Decision 15.75%


Egypt Money Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Interest Rate 15.75 15.75 21.40 8.25 percent [+]
Money Supply M0 676517.00 689162.00 735428.00 68043.00 EGP Million [+]
Money Supply M1 862588.00 840527.00 862588.00 33680.00 EGP Million [+]
Money Supply M2 3723890.00 3680000.00 3723890.00 161125.00 EGP Million [+]
Banks Balance Sheet 5080570.00 4420860.00 5080570.00 156312.00 EGP Million [+]
Foreign Exchange Reserves 44223.00 44112.20 44513.00 13448.00 USD Million [+]
Loans to Private Sector 854181.00 842975.00 854181.00 220898.00 EGP Million [+]
Deposit Interest Rate 12.20 12.20 13.60 3.00 percent [+]
Lending Rate 16.75 16.75 19.75 9.25 percent [+]
Central Bank Balance Sheet 5607525.00 5474834.00 5607525.00 1198240.00 EGP Million [+]


Egypt Interest Rate

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 May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
15.75 15.75 21.40 8.25 1991 - 2019 percent Daily




Country Last Previous
Argentina 71.22 May/19
Turkey 24.00 Apr/19
Mexico 8.25 May/19
Russia 7.75 Apr/19
South Africa 6.75 May/19
Brazil 6.50 May/19
India 6.00 Apr/19
Indonesia 6.00 May/19
China 4.35 Apr/19
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Apr/19
United States 2.50 May/19
Singapore 2.24 Mar/19
Canada 1.75 Apr/19
South Korea 1.75 Apr/19
Australia 1.50 May/19
United Kingdom 0.75 May/19
Euro Area 0.00 Apr/19
France 0.00 Apr/19
Germany 0.00 Apr/19
Italy 0.00 Apr/19
Netherlands 0.00 Apr/19
Spain 0.00 Apr/19
Japan -0.10 Apr/19
Switzerland -0.75 Apr/19


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