The benchmark interest rate in Egypt was last recorded at 11.25 percent. source: Central Bank of Egypt

Interest Rate in Egypt averaged 11.69 percent from 1991 until 2022, 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. This page provides - Egypt Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Egypt Interest Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2022.

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Egypt Interest Rate

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-03-21 06:55 AM 9.25% 8.25% 8.75%
2022-05-19 03:30 PM 11.25% 9.25% 11% 11%
2022-06-23 03:50 PM 11.25% 11.25% 11.75% 12.25%
2022-08-18 03:40 PM 11.25% 11.75% 11.75%
2022-09-22 05:40 PM
2022-11-03 05:40 PM

Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Interest Rate 11.25 11.25 percent Jul 2022
Interbank Rate 11.34 11.34 percent Aug 2022
Money Supply M1 1544981.00 1497290.00 EGP Million Jun 2022
Money Supply M0 1192935.00 1196341.00 EGP Million Jun 2022
Money Supply M2 6611593.00 6500587.00 EGP Million Jun 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves 33143.00 33376.00 USD Million Jul 2022
Banks Balance Sheet 7948115.00 6408261.00 EGP Million Jun 2021
Loans to Private Sector 1481828.00 1452798.00 EGP Million Jun 2022
Lending Rate 12.25 12.25 percent Jul 2022
Central Bank Balance Sheet 9626802.00 9413285.00 EGP Million Apr 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.25 11.25 21.40 8.25 1991 - 2022 percent Daily

News Stream
Egypt Holds Key Interest Rate at 11.25%
The Central Bank of Egypt kept its key overnight deposit rate steady at 11.25% in its June 23rd meeting against market expectations of 11.75%, following two consecutive rate-hikes of 100 bps and 200 bps in March and May respectively. The monetary authority noted that it continues to assess the impact of previous two rate-hikes on inflation expectations and macroeconomic developments in the medium term. Further, it stressed that although achieving low and stable inflation rates in the medium term is a prerequisite for supporting the purchasing power of the Egyptian citizen and achieving high and sustainable growth rates; the current interest rates depend mainly on the expected inflation rates and not the prevailing rates, which runs at a 3-year high of 13.5%. Looking forward, policymakers expect inflation to deviate slightly from the bank's official target of 7+/-2% on average during Q4 of 2022, and then gradually decline again.
Egypt Raises Interest Rate to 11.25%
The central bank of Egypt unexpectedly raised its key overnight deposit rate by 200bps to 11.25% in its May 19th meeting. It is the second increase in borrowing costs since March as the country aims to tackle soaring inflation and restore the allure of its local debt with foreign investors amid a global wave of monetary tightening. Consumer-price growth in the North African nation surged to 13.1% in April, the highest level in almost three years as food costs spiked due to the war in Ukraine. A major food importer, Egypt is racing to deal with record grain prices fueled by the conflict. The Monetary Policy Committee reiterated that the path of future policy rates remains a function of inflation expectations, rather than of prevailing inflation rates. The overnight lending rate was also increased to 12.25% from 10.25%.
Egypt Raises Interest Rates in Exceptional Meeting
The central bank of Egypt unexpectedly raised its key overnight deposit rate by 100bps to 9.25% in an exceptional monetary policy committee meeting on March 21st 2022. It is the first increase in borrowing costs since 2017 amid strong inflationary pressures. The monetary policy committee had been scheduled to meet on March 24th. Policymakers noted that rising international commodity prices resulting from further supply chain disruptions in addition to increased risk-off sentiment have added to domestic inflationary pressures as well as external imbalances. The overnight lending rate was also increased to 10.25% from 9.25%.