The Reserve Bank of Fiji held its benchmark interest rate at 0.25 percent during its September meeting, amid the reimposition of restrictions in some countries along with the continued closure of international borders have heightened uncertainties on the timing and pace of economic recovery. Policymakers said that an accommodative monetary policy stance remains appropriate and complements government’s efforts to stabilise the economy amid deflation expectations. The Committee noted that latest indicators point towards a slowdown in the domestic economy due to weak consumption, but the tax incentives along with the financial assistance rendered in the 2020-21 budget to the household should help stabilise and spur domestic demand over the coming months. The Committee reiterated that they will continue to maintain its accommodative stance and closely monitor economic developments and align monetary policy accordingly.

Interest Rate in Fiji averaged 0.51 percent from 2010 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 2.50 percent in December of 2010 and a record low of 0.25 percent in March of 2020. This page provides - Fiji Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Fiji Interest Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020.

Interest Rate in Fiji 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 Fiji to stand at 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Fiji Interest Rate is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2021 and 1.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Fiji Interest Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.25 0.25 2.50 0.25 2010 - 2020 percent Daily


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-06-25 04:15 AM 0.25% 0.25% 0.25%
2020-07-30 03:30 AM 0.25% 0.25% 0.25%
2020-08-27 05:15 AM 0.25% 0.25% 0.25%
2020-09-24 04:30 AM 0.25% 0.25% 0.25%
2020-10-29 03:30 AM 0.25% 0.25%
2020-11-26 03:30 AM 0.25%
2020-12-10 03:30 AM 0.25%


News Stream
Fiji Keeps Interest Rate Unchanged
The Reserve Bank of Fiji held its benchmark interest rate at 0.25 percent during its September meeting, amid the reimposition of restrictions in some countries along with the continued closure of international borders have heightened uncertainties on the timing and pace of economic recovery. Policymakers said that an accommodative monetary policy stance remains appropriate and complements government’s efforts to stabilise the economy amid deflation expectations. The Committee noted that latest indicators point towards a slowdown in the domestic economy due to weak consumption, but the tax incentives along with the financial assistance rendered in the 2020-21 budget to the household should help stabilise and spur domestic demand over the coming months. The Committee reiterated that they will continue to maintain its accommodative stance and closely monitor economic developments and align monetary policy accordingly.
2020-09-24
Fiji Holds Key Interest Rate at 0.25%
The Reserve Bank of Fiji left its benchmark interest rate at 0.25 percent during its August meeting, amid the loosening of coronavirus-related lockdown measures. Policymakers said that an accommodative monetary policy stance remains appropriate and complements government’s efforts to stabilise the economy amid deflation expectations. The Committee noted that latest indicators point towards a slowdown in the domestic economy due to weak consumption and investment. Policymakers added deflation is expected to continue in the months ahead and year-end deflation is estimated at 3 percent, given the subdued domestic demand and the reduction of taxes and duties on number products in the 2020-21 budget. The Committee reiterated that they will continue to maintain its accommodative stance and closely monitor international and domestic economic developments and align monetary policy accordingly
2020-08-27
Fiji Keeps Key Interest Rate at 0.25%
The Reserve Bank of Fiji held its benchmark interest rate at 0.25 percent during its July meeting, amid the loosening of coronavirus-related lockdown measures. Policymakers said that an accommodative monetary policy stance remains appropriate and complements government’s efforts to stabilise the economy amid low inflation expectations. The Committee noted that latest indicators point towards a slowdown in the domestic economy due to weak consumption and investment. Policymakers added that the incentives in the budget should help support the tourism industry by enhancing its competitiveness and enable it to drive the economic recovery when travel restrictions are lifted and inflation is expected to be lower than the current 1 percent forecast by year-end. The Committee reaffirmed that they will continue to maintain its accommodative stance and closely monitor international and domestic economic developments and align monetary policy accordingly.
2020-07-30
Fiji Holds Key Interest Rate at 0.25%
The Reserve Bank of Fiji left its benchmark interest rate at 0.25 percent during its June meeting, amid the loosening of some coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Policymakers said that an accommodative monetary policy stance remains appropriate and complements government’s efforts to stabilise the economy amid low inflation expectations. The Committee noted that latest indicators point towards a slowdown in the domestic economy due to weak consumption and investment. Policymakers added that the economy will likely contract severely this year with sectoral performances significantly weak to date and inflation is expected to rise to 1 percent by year-end. The Committee added that they will continue to closely monitor economic developments as well as risks and align monetary policy accordingly.
2020-06-25

Fiji Interest Rate
In Fiji, the interest rates decisions are taken by the Reserve Bank of Fiji. The official interest rate is the Overnight Policy rate. The RBF has two main objectives for monetary policy which include maintaining price stability and an adequate level of foreign reserves to support growth and improve economic prosperity and welfare for the people of Fiji.