The central bank of Kazakhstan left its key interest rate steady at 9.5 percent on June 8th 2020, in line with market expectations. Policymakers said they could consider easing monetary policy when global uncertainty decreases. The central bank now expects the economy to shrink 1.8 percent in 2020, more than 1.3 percent earlier estimated. The inflation is seen at 8 percent-8.5 percent.

Interest Rate in Kazakhstan averaged 22.80 percent from 1992 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 300 percent in March of 1994 and a record low of 5.50 percent in August of 2012. This page provides the latest reported value for - Kazakhstan Interest Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Kazakhstan Interest Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020.

Interest Rate in Kazakhstan is expected to be 9.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Interest Rate in Kazakhstan to stand at 9.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Kazakhstan Interest Rate is projected to trend around 9.50 percent in 2021 and 12.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Kazakhstan Interest Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.50 9.50 300.00 5.50 1992 - 2020 percent Daily


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-03-16 05:00 AM 12% 12% 12%
2020-04-03 10:00 AM 9.5% 12%
2020-04-27 09:00 AM 9.5% 9.5% 9.5%
2020-06-08 09:00 AM 9.5% 9.5% 9.5% 9.5%
2020-07-20 09:00 AM 9.5% 9.5%
2020-09-07 09:00 AM 9.5%
2020-10-26 09:00 AM
2020-12-14 09:00 AM


News Stream
Kazakhstan Leaves Rates Steady
The central bank of Kazakhstan left its key interest rate steady at 9.5 percent on June 8th 2020, in line with market expectations. Policymakers said they could consider easing monetary policy when global uncertainty decreases. The central bank now expects the economy to shrink 1.8 percent in 2020, more than 1.3 percent earlier estimated. The inflation is seen at 8 percent-8.5 percent.
2020-06-08
Kazakhstan Holds Interest Rate at 9.5%
The National Bank of Kazakhstan held its benchmark interest rate at 9.5 percent on April 27th, after cutting it by 250bps at the beginning of the month in an emergency move aimed to support the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, the central bank slashed its GDP outlook, with latest predictions suggesting the economy could shrink as much as 1.3 percent this year, compared with the government's forecast of a 0.9 percent contraction. Last month, policymakers had raised interest rates by 275bps to prevent a run on the local currency after oil prices slumped following the collapse of the OPEC+ deal in early March.
2020-04-27
Kazakhstan Cuts Interest Rates in Emergency Move
The National Bank of Kazakhstan slashed its benchmark interest rate by 250bps to 9.5 percent and widened the spread between its lending and borrowing rates to 400bps at an emergency meeting on April 3rd. The decision aims to support economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Last month, policymakers raised interest rates by 275bps to prevent a run on the local currency after oil prices slumped following the collapse of the OPEC+ deal in early March.
2020-04-03
Kazakhstan Central Bank Keeps Key Rate Unchanged at 12%
The central bank of Kazakhstan held its key policy rate steady at 12 percent on 16th March, after raising it by 275 bps on 10th March, amid efforts from policymakers to support the country's falling currency on the back of increasing inflation and the collapse of oil prices. The central bank added that it would stick to a free floating exchange rate for the local currency, tenge. The central bank targets inflation within 4 percent to 6 percent in 2019 to 2021. The next policy review is set on 27th April.
2020-03-16

Kazakhstan Interest Rate
In Kazakhstan, interest rates decisions are taken by The National Bank of Kazakhstan. The National Bank of Kazakhstan official interest rate is the overnight policy rate. Policymakers set the overnight repo rate as the new benchmark on September 2nd, 2015, instead of the refinancing rate, after abandoning the currency peg in August.