The benchmark interest rate in Italy is set by the European Central Bank. ECB policymakers discussed a smaller increase in bond purchases under the PEPP and agreed that the central bank did not need to use the envelope in full if favorable financing conditions could be maintained, the accounts of the March's meeting showed. Also, officials noted that that the pick-up in nominal yields reflected almost entirely markets’ reappraisal of the inflation outlook; while it was argued that higher real rates were not necessarily a cause for concern and should not trigger a policy intervention if they reflected higher growth prospects rather than higher real term premia. Last month, the ECB said it would conduct emergency bond purchases at a significantly higher pace over the April-June period, aiming to bring government bond yields down and to support the Eurozone economic recovery. source: European Central Bank
Interest Rate in the Euro Area averaged 1.79 percent from 1998 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 4.75 percent in October of 2000 and a record low of 0 percent in March of 2016. This page provides - Italy Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Italy Interest Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2021.
Interest Rate in Euro Area is expected to be 0.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Interest Rate in Euro Area to stand at 0.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Euro Area Interest Rate is projected to trend around 0.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.