The benchmark interest rate in Mozambique was last recorded at 11.25 percent.

Interest Rate in Mozambique averaged 13.25 percent from 2009 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 23.25 percent in October of 2016 and a record low of 7.50 percent in November of 2014. This page provides - Mozambique Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Mozambique Interest Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2020.

Interest Rate in Mozambique is expected to be 10.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Interest Rate in Mozambique to stand at 7.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Mozambique Interest Rate is projected to trend around 7.00 percent in 2021 and 9.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Mozambique Interest Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.25 11.25 23.25 7.50 2009 - 2020 percent Daily

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-31 01:00 PM 12.75% 12.75% 12.25%
2019-12-12 01:40 PM 12.75% 12.75% 12.75%
2020-02-27 01:10 PM 12.75% 12.75% 12.25%
2020-04-16 02:45 PM 11.25% 12.75% 12.75%
2020-06-17 02:00 PM 11.25% 10%

News Stream
Mozambique Cuts Interest Rates by 150bps
Mozambique's central bank slashed its benchmark MIMO interest rate by 150bps to 11.25 percent in an emergency move on April 16th, bringing borrowing costs to the lowest level since early 2016, aimed to helping mitigate the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy.
Mozambique Keeps Key Interest Rate Steady at 12.75%
The Central Bank of Mozambique left its benchmark MIMO interest rate unchanged at 12.75% during its February 2020 meeting, amid concerns about the worsening domestic and external risks, mentioning the military instability in the northern area of the country along with uncertainties regarding the impact of the recent floods and drought, and, externally, the coronavirus outbreak. Meantime, inflation projections were revised upwards, due to the impact of climatic factors on future price dynamics; and the expected depreciation of the metical in the short-term as well as surging food prices in international markets. Still, inflation is expected to remain in single-digits over the medium-tern. Regarding growth, the economy is seen recovering in 2020 but below its potential, helped by the implementation of investments in natural gas exploration, the materialization of post-cyclone reconstruction projects, improving business confidence and the partial settlement of state debts.
Mozambique Holds Interest rate at 12.75%
The Central Bank of Mozambique left its benchmark MIMO interest rate unchanged at 12.75% during its December 2019 meeting, saying that military instability in the central and northern areas of the country and the higher likelihood of climatic shocks continues to pose elevated risks to the inflation outlook. However, policymakers underscored that inflation is expected to remain low in the medium-term, despite the recent uptick in prices. The economy is seen recovering from 2020, though below its potential, supported by post-cyclones reconstruction, the settlement of state debts and the implementation of projects in the natural gas sector. The Committee also noted that government debt fell slightly since the previous meeting and the country's foreign reserves stood at comfortable levels.
Mozambique Holds Key Interest Rate at 12.75%
The Central Bank of Mozambique left its benchmark MIMO interest rate unchanged at 12.75 percent during its October meeting, after a 50 bps cut in the previous session, saying that military instability in the central and northern areas of the country, climate shocks and global trade tensions pose serious risks to the inflation outlook. Still, policymakers noted that current projections point to a low inflation in the medium-term, supported by currency stability, while the economy is seen recovering from 2020 but to remain below its potential.

Mozambique Interest Rate
In Mozambique, interest rates decisions are taken by the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Mozambique (Banco de Moçambique). The official interest rate is the interbank money market rate (taxa do mercado interbancário moçambicano, MIMO). It was first introduced on April 10th 2017 and replaced the standing lending facility rate (taxa de juro da facilidade permanente de cedência).