Chile's central bank held its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 0.50% on 30 March 2021, as widely expected. Policymakers noted that global activity has been surpassing expectations as economies adapt to the pandemic. The Committee underscored that domestic inflation continues to hover around 3% and that risks and readings remain in both directions, and added that inflationary pressures have been observed in gasolines and fruits & vegetables. Policymakers reiterated that they will maintain a strong monetary stimulus for an extended period to ensure that its objectives are achieved. The Committee foresees that it will hold the MPR at its minimum level over a big part of the two-year monetary policy horizon and will maintain the unconventional measures in place, thus continuing with the current asset purchase program. source: Banco Central de Chile

Interest Rate in Chile averaged 4.41 percent from 1995 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 14 percent in September of 1998 and a record low of 0.50 percent in July of 2009. This page provides - Chile Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Chile Interest Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2021.

Interest Rate in Chile is expected to be 0.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Interest Rate in Chile to stand at 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Chile Interest Rate is projected to trend around 1.00 percent in 2022 and 1.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Chile Interest Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.50 0.50 14.00 0.50 1995 - 2021 percent Daily


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-10-15 09:00 PM Interest Rate Decision 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
2020-12-07 09:00 PM Interest Rate Decision 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
2021-01-27 09:30 PM Interest Rate Decision 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
2021-03-30 09:00 PM Interest Rate Decision 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
2021-04-15 11:30 AM Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
2021-05-13 09:00 PM Interest Rate Decision 0.5%
2021-05-31 11:30 AM Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
2021-06-08 09:00 PM Interest Rate Decision


News Stream
Chile Holds Interest Rate at 0.5%
Chile's central bank held its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 0.50% on 30 March 2021, as widely expected. Policymakers noted that global activity has been surpassing expectations as economies adapt to the pandemic. The Committee underscored that domestic inflation continues to hover around 3% and that risks and readings remain in both directions, and added that inflationary pressures have been observed in gasolines and fruits & vegetables. Policymakers reiterated that they will maintain a strong monetary stimulus for an extended period to ensure that its objectives are achieved. The Committee foresees that it will hold the MPR at its minimum level over a big part of the two-year monetary policy horizon and will maintain the unconventional measures in place, thus continuing with the current asset purchase program.
2021-03-30
Chile Holds Interest Rate at 0.50%
Chile's central bank held its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 0.50% on 27 January 2021, as widely expected. Policymakers noted that domestic economic activity for November increased 1.3 yoy, nudged mainly by trade but still dragged mainly by transport and hospitality services. The Committee underscored that inflation increased to 3% in December from 2.7% in November nudged by prices of food and beverages, and added that inflationary pressures are expected to remain contained. Policymakers reiterated that they will maintain a strong monetary stimulus for an extended period to ensure that its objectives are achieved. The Committee foresees that it will hold the MPR at its minimum level over a big part of the two-year monetary policy horizon and will maintain the unconventional measures in place, thus continuing with the current asset purchase program.
2021-01-27
Chile Holds Interest Rate at 0.5%
Chile's central bank held its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 0.50% on 7 December 2020 2020, as widely expected. Policymakers noted that domestic economic activity for October came below expecdtations and fell 1.2% yoy, dragged mainly by construction, tranpsport services. The Committee underscored that inflation declined to 2.7% in November from 3.0% in October, and added that inflationary pressures are expected to remain contained. Policymakers reiterated that they will maintain a strong monetary stimulus for an extended period to ensure that its objectives are achieved. The Committee foresees that it will hold the MPR at its minimum level over a big part of the two-year monetary policy horizon and will maintain the unconventional measures in place, thus continuing with the current asset purchase program.
2020-12-07
Chile Holds Interest Rate at 0.50%
Chile's central bank held its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 0.50% on October 15th 2020, as widely expected. Policymakers noted that domestic economic activity fell more than expected in August, as the Imacec contracted 11.3% on an annual basis, dragged mainly by mining, construction and services. The Committee underscored that inflation jumped to 3.1% in September from 2.4% in August, but said that inflationary pressures are expected to remain contained. Policymakers reiterated that they will maintain a strong monetary stimulus for an extended period to ensure that its objectives are achieved. The Committee foresees that it will hold the MPR at its minimum level over a big part of the two-year monetary policy horizon and will maintain the unconventional measures in place, thus continuing with the current asset purchase program.
2020-10-15

Chile Interest Rate
In Chile, interest rate decisions are taken by The Central Bank of Chile (Banco Central de Chile). The official interest rate is monetary policy interest rate (PDBC Pagarés Descontables del Banco Central) which is overnight interbank interest rate.