The Central Bank of Mauritius unanimously decided to raise its key repo rate by 50 basis points to 4.5% in December of 2022. It marks the fifth rate hike so far this year, bringing borrowing costs to the highest since October of 2015, with the aim to close yield differentials with other countries, contain FX volatility and inflation pressures, whilst not undermining growth. Policymakers argued that the normalization process should be pursued since the macroeconomic costs associated with inflation expectations, if not properly anchored, are high. Further, the MPC deliberated that the positive growth performance so far continues to provide leeway for a normalization to anchor inflation expectations and bring inflation in 2023 down to below 6% from 10.6% in 2022. The Bank kept its growth projections at above 7% for 2022 and at around 5% for 2023. The recovery process is well entrenched and broad-based, underpinned by greater dynamism across major sectors of the economy, including tourism. source: Bank of Mauritius

Interest Rate in Mauritius averaged 4.15 percent from 2006 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 9.25 percent in June of 2007 and a record low of 1.85 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - Mauritius Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Mauritius Interest Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2023.

Interest Rate in Mauritius is expected to be 5.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Mauritius Interest Rate is projected to trend around 3.00 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Mauritius Interest Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-09-28 08:00 AM 3% 2.25% 2.75%
2022-11-04 10:10 AM 4% 3%
2022-12-14 07:35 AM 4.5% 4%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Interest Rate 4.50 4.00 percent Dec 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves 7795.20 6707.40 USD Million Dec 2022
Central Bank Balance Sheet 449730.40 402275.47 MUR Million Dec 2022
Lending Rate 9.00 8.00 percent Nov 2022
Banks Balance Sheet 2232675.70 2177217.19 MUR Million Nov 2022
Money Supply M3 794819.18 785082.12 MUR Million Nov 2022
Money Supply M2 401094.00 402326.00 MUR Million Sep 2018
Money Supply M1 113970.00 113051.00 MUR Million Sep 2018

Mauritius Interest Rate
In Mauritius, interest rates decisions are taken by the Bank of Mauritius. The BoM’s official interest rate is the repo rate.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.50 4.00 9.25 1.85 2006 - 2022 percent Daily

News Stream
Mauritius Hikes Key Interest Rate to 4.5%
The Central Bank of Mauritius unanimously decided to raise its key repo rate by 50 basis points to 4.5% in December of 2022. It marks the fifth rate hike so far this year, bringing borrowing costs to the highest since October of 2015, with the aim to close yield differentials with other countries, contain FX volatility and inflation pressures, whilst not undermining growth. Policymakers argued that the normalization process should be pursued since the macroeconomic costs associated with inflation expectations, if not properly anchored, are high. Further, the MPC deliberated that the positive growth performance so far continues to provide leeway for a normalization to anchor inflation expectations and bring inflation in 2023 down to below 6% from 10.6% in 2022. The Bank kept its growth projections at above 7% for 2022 and at around 5% for 2023. The recovery process is well entrenched and broad-based, underpinned by greater dynamism across major sectors of the economy, including tourism.
2022-12-14
Mauritius Lifts Key Rate to 4%
The Central Bank of Mauritius unanimously decided to raise its key repo rate by 100 bps to 4% during a special meeting held on November 4th, 2022. It marks the fourth rate hike so far this year, bringing borrowing costs to the highest since August of 2017, to contain persistent inflationary pressures. The aim is also to close interest rate differentials whilst further containing excess volatility in the FX market. The Bank said it decided to speed up the normalization process in view of the proven economic recovery allowing greater room to maneuver and with the objective of maintaining inflation below a double-digit figure, at around 9.5% for 2022 and in the range of 5-6% for 2023. The annual inflation rate in Mauritius climbed for the third straight month to a near six-year high of 11.9% in September. Meanwhile, economic growth is projected to remain strong at above 7% for 2022 and 5% for 2023.
2022-11-04
Mauritius Hikes Key Rate to 3%
The Central Bank of Mauritius unanimously decided to raise its key repo rate by 75 bps to 3% during its September 2022 meeting. It marks the third rate hike this year, bringing borrowing costs to the highest since February of 2020, to contain strong inflationary pressures against a backdrop of global economic uncertainty. Policymakers noted that domestic remains at elevated levels largely reflecting supply-related factors, such as rising imported food and commodity prices. Headline inflation hit a 14-year high of 11.5% in August, from 11% in July. Accordingly, the Bank has revised upwards its inflation forecast to 10.6% for 2022 from 8.6% in June, with the trajectory largely conditional on the ongoing geopolitical tensions. The economy continued to recover in 2022Q1 and is estimated to have registered higher growth in 2022Q2, mainly boosted by the tourism sector. The growth estimate for 2022 remains at 7.4%, which lies within its previous projection range of 7-8%.
2022-09-28