The Philippine central bank held its overnight reverse repurchase facility rate at 4 percent during its December meeting, as widely expected, after the economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter while inflation expectations remain well-anchored. Interest Rate in Philippines averaged 7.79 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. source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

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 3.75 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.

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Philippines Interest Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.00 4.00 31.00 3.00 1985 - 2019 percent Daily



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-08-08 08:00 AM 4.25% 4.5% 4.25% 4.25%
2019-09-26 08:00 AM 4% 4.25% 4% 4%
2019-11-14 08:00 AM 4% 4% 4% 4%
2019-12-12 08:00 AM 4% 4% 4% 4%
2020-02-27 08:00 AM 4% 4%


News Stream
2019-11-14
Philippines Keeps Rates Steady
The central bank of the Philippines left its key overnight reverse repurchase rate unchanged at 4 percent on November 14th 2019, in line with market expectations. It follows a 25bps cut in the previous meeting. Policymakers said domestic demand is firm while the average inflation for 2019 is seen lower at 2.4 percent (2.5 percent earlier). For 2020-2021, average inflation is seen unchanged at 2.9 percent, although upside pressures for 2020 are expected due to the impact of the African Swine Fever outbreak on food prices and potential volatility in oil prices amid geopolitical tensions in the Middle East.

2019-09-26
Philippines Trims Key Rate to 4%
The central bank of the Philippines cut its overnight reverse repurchase facility by 25bps to 4 percent on September 26th 2019, as widely expected. It is the third slash so far this year and follows a 25 bps cut in the previous meeting, aiming to boost sluggish economy. Policymakers said that the decision is based on its assessment that price pressures have slowed further since the previous meeting and added that the benign inflation outlook provides room for a further reduction in the policy rate.

2019-08-08
Philippines Cuts Policy Interest Rate to 4.25%
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.

2019-06-20
Philippines Holds Key Interest Rate Steady at 4.5%
The central bank of the Philippines left its key overnight reverse repurchase facility rate unchanged at 4.5% on its June 20th 2019 meeting, while markets had expected it at 4.25%. Policymakers said the decision remains consistent with the manageable inflation outlook and firm domestic growth prospects, unveiling that a prudent pause allows it to observe and assess the impact of prior monetary adjustments. The bank noted the uptick in inflation to 3.2% in May from 3% in April, which is likely to be temporary and still within the 2-4% target range. Also, the BSP cut its inflation forecasts for 2019 to 2.7% from 2.9% and for 2020 to 3% from 3.1%, amid declining oil prices and the prospect of a stronger peso.

2019-05-09
Philippines Cuts Key Rate by 25 Bps to 4.5%
The central bank of the Philippines lowered its key overnight reverse repurchase facility rate by 25bps to 4.5 percent on its May 5th 2019 meeting, as widely expected. It is the first rate cut since May 2016, reversing 175 bps rate hikes last year. Policymakers said that the decision remains consistent with the price stability objective and added that the risks to the inflation outlook are broadly balanced. The Committee noted the impact of the budget delays on near-term economic activity and said that prospects for domestic demand remain firm.

2019-03-21
Philippines Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged
The Philippine central bank left its key overnight reverse repurchase facility rate unchanged at 4.75 percent on March 21st 2019, as widely expected. Policymakers said that the decision remains consistent with the price stability objective and that they will continue to monitor developments affecting the inflation outlook.


Philippines Interest Rate
In Philippines, interest rate decisions are taken by The Monetary Board of The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). The official interest rate is the reverse repo rate (RR/P) which is the overnight borrowing rate. The central bank of the Republic of the Philippines is committed to promote and maintain price stability and provide proactive leadership in bringing about a strong financial system conducive to a balanced and sustainable growth of the economy.

Philippines Money Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Interest Rate 4.00 4.00 31.00 3.00 percent [+]
Money Supply M0 1251305.14 1211793.15 1251305.14 1918.00 PHP Million [+]
Money Supply M1 4260516.00 4135090.80 4260516.00 14600.00 PHP Million [+]
Interbank Rate 3.84 3.84 102.63 0.00 percent [+]
Money Supply M2 11728238.45 11480044.99 11728238.45 44456.00 PHP Million [+]
Money Supply M3 12390767.76 12126092.08 12390767.76 56544.00 PHP Million [+]
Foreign Exchange Reserves 87860.00 86227.58 87860.00 44.07 USD Million [+]
Banks Balance Sheet 2106.70 2305.50 2305.50 459.52 PHP Billion [+]
Deposit Interest Rate 3.50 3.50 4.25 2.50 percent [+]
Lending Rate 4.50 4.50 45.00 3.50 percent [+]
Loans To Banks 253435.09 287382.98 320071.10 132599.00 PHP Million [+]
Loans To Private Sector 7800083.50 7672240.44 7800083.50 3584899.00 PHP Million [+]
Cash Reserve Ratio 15.00 16.00 25.00 12.00 percent [+]
Central Bank Balance Sheet 5095.96 5159.88 5191.86 479.78 PHP Billion [+]