The central bank of Peru left the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.25 percent on July 9th of 2021, together with liquidity injections in order to continue with its expansionary monetary policy. The board noted that twelve-month inflation expectations increased to 2.60 percent in June from 2.43 percent in May, with most leading economic indicators deteriorating in June. Policymakers considered it was appropriate to maintain an expansive stance as long as the side effects of the pandemic on inflation persists. Consumer prices in the country rose by 3.25% yoy in June, the most since April 2017, after a 2.45% gain in May. The central bank added that a more pronounced recovery in global economic activity is expected in the coming quarters as both COVID-19 vaccinations and fiscal stimulus continues. source: Central Reserve Bank of Peru

Interest Rate in Peru averaged 3.47 percent from 2000 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 8.90 percent in January of 2001 and a record low of 0.25 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - Peru Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Peru Interest Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2021.

Interest Rate in Peru is expected to be 0.25 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Interest Rate in Peru to stand at 0.75 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Peru Interest Rate is projected to trend around 1.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Peru Interest Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.25 0.25 8.90 0.25 2000 - 2021 percent Daily


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-08 11:00 PM 0.25% 0.25% 0.25%
2021-05-13 11:00 PM 0.25% 0.25% 0.25%
2021-06-10 11:00 PM 0.25% 0.25%
2021-07-08 11:00 PM 0.25% 0.25% 0.25% 0.25%
2021-08-12 11:00 PM 0.25% 0.25%
2021-09-09 11:00 PM
2021-10-07 11:00 PM
2021-11-11 11:00 PM


News Stream
Peru Holds Rates
The central bank of Peru left the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.25 percent on July 9th of 2021, together with liquidity injections in order to continue with its expansionary monetary policy. The board noted that twelve-month inflation expectations increased to 2.60 percent in June from 2.43 percent in May, with most leading economic indicators deteriorating in June. Policymakers considered it was appropriate to maintain an expansive stance as long as the side effects of the pandemic on inflation persists. Consumer prices in the country rose by 3.25% yoy in June, the most since April 2017, after a 2.45% gain in May. The central bank added that a more pronounced recovery in global economic activity is expected in the coming quarters as both COVID-19 vaccinations and fiscal stimulus continues.
2021-07-08
Peru Leaves Key Interest Rate at 0.25%
The central bank of Peru left the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.25 percent on June 10th of 2021, together with liquidity injections in order to continue with its expansionary monetary policy. Policymakers observed a 2.5 percent year-on-year rise in consumer prices in May, following a 2.4 percent advance in the prior month, citing factors on the supply curve. Additionally, the inflation outlook is expected to remain within the target range through 2021 and 2022. The central bank also said leading economic indicators showed signs of recovery in May, and expected faster growth rates in the world economy for the coming quarters, amid the ramp up in the vaccination rollout and stimulus packages in developed countries. The Board concluded it would keep its accommodative monetary stance for as long as the side effects of the pandemic on inflation persists.
2021-06-10
Peru Holds Interest Rate at 0.25%
The central bank of Peru held the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.25 percent on Thursday 13 May 2021, as widely expected. Policymakers underscored that annual inflation increased from 2.6 percent in March to 2.4 percent in April due to supply factors. The central bank projects that inflation will remain in the target range throughout 2021 and 2022. The Board also noted that the central bank will keep its expansionary monetary stance for as long as the side effects of the pandemic on inflation persists.
2021-05-13
Peru Holds Interest Rate at 0.25%
The central bank of Peru held the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.25 percent on Thursday 9 March 2021, as widely expected. Policymakers underscored that annual inflation increased from 2.4 percent in February to 2.6 percent in March amid rising food prices. The central bank projects that inflation will remain in the lower bound of the target throughout 2021 and 2022. The Board also noted that considers it appropriate to maintain an expansionary monetary stance for as long as the negative effects of the pandemic on inflation persists.
2021-04-08

Peru Interest Rate
In Peru, the interest rates decisions are taken by the Board of Central Reserve Bank of Peru (Banco Central de Reserva del Perú BCRP). The official interest rate is the reference interest rate.