The central bank of Israel left its benchmark interest rate steady at 0.25 percent on January 7th 2019, as expected, saying inflation rate is stabilizing above the lower bound of the target range of 1 to 3 percent. In November, annual inflation rate came in at 1.2 percent, the same as in each of the previous three months. Inflation is expected to remain within the lower bound of the target in the next months and in 2019 it is seen at 1.3 percent, before rising to 1.8 percent in 2020. Regarding growth, policymakers expect the economy to expand by 3.4 percent in 2019 and 3.5 percent in 2020. Interest Rate in Israel averaged 5.57 percent from 1996 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 17 percent in June of 1996 and a record low of 0.10 percent in March of 2015.

Interest Rate in Israel 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 Israel to stand at 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Israel Interest Rate is projected to trend around 1.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-29 01:00 PM Interest Rate Decision 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
2018-10-08 01:00 PM Interest Rate Decision 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
2018-11-26 02:00 PM Interest Rate Decision 0.25% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
2019-01-07 02:00 PM Interest Rate Decision 0.25% 0.25% 0.25% 0.25%
2019-02-25 02:00 PM Interest Rate Decision 0.25% 0.25% 0.25%
2019-04-08 01:00 PM Interest Rate Decision 0.25%
2019-05-20 01:00 PM Interest Rate Decision 0.25%


Israel Money Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Interest Rate 0.25 0.25 17.00 0.10 percent [+]
Money Supply M1 414633.00 412576.00 414633.00 8.00 ILS Million [+]
Interbank Rate 0.26 0.25 12.06 0.05 percent [+]
Money Supply M2 829003.20 827008.90 832035.70 12.40 ILS Million [+]
Money Supply M3 1095950.80 1097748.50 1097748.50 48174.00 ILS Million [+]
Foreign Exchange Reserves 118151.00 115279.00 118151.00 7655.80 USD Million [+]
Banks Balance Sheet 1558266.00 1558607.00 1558607.00 1037203.10 NIS Million [+]
Deposit Interest Rate 0.52 0.48 438.36 0.46 percent [+]
Private Debt to GDP 123.66 123.63 136.74 122.16 percent [+]
Loans To Private Sector 607.34 605.56 607.34 273.94 ILS Billion [+]
Central Bank Balance Sheet 425794.00 424834.00 431438.00 102859.00 NIS Million [+]


Israel Interest Rate

In Israel, the interest rates decisions are taken by the Bank of Israel. The official interest rate is the "headline" rate. This page provides - Israel Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Israel Interest Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.25 0.25 17.00 0.10 1996 - 2019 percent Daily




Country Last Previous
Argentina 49.03 Feb/19
Turkey 24.00 Jan/19
Mexico 8.25 Feb/19
Russia 7.75 Feb/19
South Africa 6.75 Jan/19
Brazil 6.50 Feb/19
India 6.25 Feb/19
Indonesia 6.00 Feb/19
China 4.35 Jan/19
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jan/19
United States 2.50 Jan/19
Singapore 1.90 Jan/19
Canada 1.75 Jan/19
South Korea 1.75 Jan/19
Australia 1.50 Jan/19
United Kingdom 0.75 Feb/19
Euro Area 0.00 Jan/19
France 0.00 Jan/19
Germany 0.00 Jan/19
Italy 0.00 Jan/19
Netherlands 0.00 Jan/19
Spain 0.00 Jan/19
Japan -0.10 Jan/19
Switzerland -0.75 Jan/19


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