The central bank of the Philippines lowered its overnight reverse repurchase facility by 25bps to 4.25 percent during its August meeting, saying inflation expectations have moderated further amid weakening global growth. Meanwhile, data showed the country's economic growth slowed to an over four-year low in the second quarter of the year. Policymakers also noted that the benign inflation outlook provides room for a further reduction in the policy rate. Interest Rate in Philippines averaged 7.83 percent from 1985 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 31 percent in January of 1985 and a record low of 3 percent in June of 2016.
Interest Rate in Philippines is expected to be 4.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Interest Rate in Philippines to stand at 4.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Philippines Interest Rate is projected to trend around 3.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.