The Central Bank of Brazil voted unanimously to hold its key Selic rate at 6.50 percent on 12 December 2018 as widely expected, keeping borrowing costs at the lowest level in modern history amid target inflation and lackluster GDP growth. It was the second monetary policy meeting after the presidential election. Interest Rate in Brazil averaged 15.06 percent from 1999 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 45 percent in March of 1999 and a record low of 6.50 percent in March of 2018.
Interest Rate in Brazil is expected to be 6.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Interest Rate in Brazil to stand at 6.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil Interest Rate is projected to trend around 8.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.