The National Bank of Kazakhstan held its benchmark base rate unchanged at 9.0 percent on June 7th of 2021, as expected. Policymakers said the decision took into account the balance of inflation risks in the short and medium term, due to the persistence of external inflationary pressures in Kazakhstan’s major trading partners, mainly driven by world food prices. In May, annual inflation quickened to a 3-month high of 7.2 percent, lifted by prices of non-food goods and paid services. The central bank said inflation could exceed the target range of 4 to 6 percent. The committee confirmed the economy was undergoing a gradual recovery of business activity and consumer demand. Looking ahead, policymakers raised the bank’s economic growth forecast for 2021 to between 3.6 and 3.9 percent, from a prior range of 3.4 to 3.7 percent. source: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Interest Rate in Kazakhstan averaged 22.02 percent from 1992 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 300 percent in March of 1994 and a record low of 5.50 percent in August of 2012. This page provides the latest reported value for - Kazakhstan Interest Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Kazakhstan Interest Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2021.

Interest Rate in Kazakhstan is expected to be 9.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Interest Rate in Kazakhstan to stand at 9.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Kazakhstan Interest Rate is projected to trend around 9.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Kazakhstan Interest Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.00 9.00 300.00 5.50 1992 - 2021 percent Daily


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-25 09:00 AM 9% 9% 9% 9%
2021-03-09 09:00 AM 9% 9% 9%
2021-04-26 09:00 AM 9% 9% 9%
2021-06-07 09:00 AM 9% 9% 9% 9%
2021-07-26 09:00 AM 9%
2021-09-13 09:00 AM
2021-10-25 09:00 AM
2021-12-06 09:00 AM


News Stream
Kazakhstan Leaves Key Base Rate Steady
The National Bank of Kazakhstan held its benchmark base rate unchanged at 9.0 percent on June 7th of 2021, as expected. Policymakers said the decision took into account the balance of inflation risks in the short and medium term, due to the persistence of external inflationary pressures in Kazakhstan’s major trading partners, mainly driven by world food prices. In May, annual inflation quickened to a 3-month high of 7.2 percent, lifted by prices of non-food goods and paid services. The central bank said inflation could exceed the target range of 4 to 6 percent. The committee confirmed the economy was undergoing a gradual recovery of business activity and consumer demand. Looking ahead, policymakers raised the bank’s economic growth forecast for 2021 to between 3.6 and 3.9 percent, from a prior range of 3.4 to 3.7 percent.
2021-06-07
Kazakhstan Leaves Key Rate Unchanged
The central bank of Kazakhstan left its key policy rate unchanged at 9% on April 26th 2021, saying inflationary expectations were rising despite the decline in actual inflation figures. The bank has kept the rate steady since a 50 bps cut in July, when Kazakhstan entered its second national lockdown amid a novel coronavirus flare-up. In March, headline inflation eased to 7.0% from an three-year high of 7.4%, but the bank now expects inflation to reach 6.9% in 2021, from the prior 6.7% estimate.
2021-04-26
Kazakhstan Keeps Key Rate at 9%
The central bank of Kazakhstan left its key policy rate unchanged at 9% on March 9th 2021, saying the current stance is appropriate to control inflation. The bank has kept the rate steady since a 50 bps cut in July, when Kazakhstan entered its second national lockdown amid a novel coronavirus flare-up. In February, headline inflation remained steady at an over three-year high of 7.4%, but it is expected to slow down to the upper limit of the target band of 4-6% in 2021. At the same time, the bank also has revised its 2021 GDP projections that now point to a smaller expansion of 3.4-3.7% from an earlier estimate of a 4% growth.
2021-03-09
Kazakhstan Holds Key Policy Rate at 9%
The central bank of Kazakhstan left its key policy rate unchanged at 9% on January 25th 2021, as widely expected. The bank has kept the rate steady since a 50 basis points cut in July, when Kazakhstan entered its second national lockdown amid a novel coronavirus flare-up. The Committee said that the move aimed to bring inflation back within the 4-6% target range "in the medium term" amid elevated inflationary pressure and persistent global uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual inflation accelerated to 7.5% in December, the highest since October 2017, from 7.3% a month earlier. At the same time, policymakers noted that the economy of Kazakhstan contracted by 2.6% in 2020, which was in line with the forecasts of the National Bank.
2021-01-25

Kazakhstan Interest Rate
In Kazakhstan, interest rates decisions are taken by The National Bank of Kazakhstan. The National Bank of Kazakhstan official interest rate is the overnight policy rate. Policymakers set the overnight repo rate as the new benchmark on September 2nd, 2015, instead of the refinancing rate, after abandoning the currency peg in August.