The Central Bank of Bahrain slashed its one-week deposit rate by 25bps to 2.5% during its October 2019 meeting, after the US Federal Reserve slashed rates for the third time this year. The CBB has also decided to cut the overnight deposit rate from 2.25% to 2.00%, the one-month deposit rate from 2.85% to 2.60% and the lending rate from 4.25% to 4.00%.

Interest Rate in Bahrain averaged 1.54 percent from 2006 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 5 percent in February of 2007 and a record low of 0.50 percent in September of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - Bahrain Interest Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.

Interest Rate in Bahrain is expected to be 2.25 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Interest Rate in Bahrain to stand at 2.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bahrain Interest Rate is projected to trend around 2.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Bahrain Interest Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.25 2.25 5.00 0.50 2006 - 2019 percent Daily

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-19 08:30 PM 2.75% 2.5% 2.75%
2019-07-31 06:20 PM 2.5% 2.75% 2.5%
2019-09-19 05:30 AM 2.5% 2.5% 2.25%
2019-10-30 07:00 PM 2.25% 2.5% 2.25%


News Stream
2019-09-19
Bahrain Holds Key Interest Rate at 2.5%
The Central Bank of Bahrain held its benchmark at 2.50 percent during its September meeting, after the US Federal Reserve cut interest rates by 25 basis points.

2019-07-31
Bahrain Cuts Rates by 25bps
The Central Bank of Bahrain slashed its one-week deposit rate by 25bps to 2.5 percent during its July meeting, after the US Federal Reserve slashed rates for the first time since 2008.

2019-03-20
Bahrain Holds Key Policy Interest Rate at 2.75%
The Central Bank of Bahrain held its one-week deposit facility rate unchanged at 2.75 percent on March 20th, following the Federal Reserve's decision to keep rates steady at current levels. Also, the central bank held its overnight rate at 2.50 percent and its lending rate at 4.50 percent, but cut its one-month rate by 15 bps to 3.10 percent.


Bahrain Interest Rate
In Bahrain, interest rate decisions are taken by the Central Bank of Bahrain. The official interest rate is the One Week Deposit Rate.