The central bank of Jamaica kept the benchmark interest rate at the record low of 0.50 percent at its 16 February 2021 meeting. Policymakers said that inflation will generally remain within the target of 4.0 percent to 6.0 percent over the next two years and average 5.0 percent in that horizon. Annual inflation jumped to 5.2 percent in December from 4.3 percent in November. The Committee underscored that the revised inflation outlook is influenced by the impact of the recent flood rains on domestic agricultural supplies over the near term as well as the ongoing impact on the economy of the Covid-19 pandemic. source: Bank of Jamaica
Interest Rate in Jamaica averaged 11.27 percent from 1996 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 33 percent in October of 1996 and a record low of 0.50 percent in August of 2019. This page provides - Jamaica Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Jamaica Interest Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.
Interest Rate in Jamaica 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 Jamaica to stand at 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Jamaica Interest Rate is projected to trend around 1.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.