Central Reserve Bank of Peru

Central Reserve Bank of Peru’s Policy Interest Rate Left Steady at 3.5%

October 12, 2017

At Board meetings in May, July and September, three of the four 25-basis point central bank interest rate hikes implemented between September 2015 and February 2016 were reversed. A reversal of supply shocks enabled inflation to drop back into the 1-3% target range in September after spiking to 3.2% in August, but officials had anticipated […] More

A 25-Basis Point Interest Rate Cut in Peru

September 15, 2017

Authorities at the Central Reserve Bank of Peru implemented the third 25-basis point cut of 2017 following moves in May and July. A released statement justifies this third cut, even in the face of higher inflation in August than July, by projecting a decline in trend inflation over coming months and noting both lower expected […] More

Central Reserve Bank of Peru

August 10, 2017

Peru’s monetary policy rate was left steady at 3.75%. Two reductions have already been made this year, each of 25 basis points in May and July. The four prior changes were increases, also each by 25 basis points, and the last of these moves was done in February of 2016. A statement after this month’s […] More

Central Reserve Bank of Peru’s Reference Rate Cut to 18-Month Low of 3.75%

July 13, 2017

Peru’s central bank rate 25-basis point cut this month was the second one of 2017 and returns the level to its lowest point since mid-December 2015 to mid-January of 2016. Both headline and core inflation are falling according to a released statement, and they are within the 1-3% target range. Expected inflation is also creeping […] More

Peruvian Monetary Policy Rate Left at 4.0% after Being Cut in May

June 9, 2017

The Central Reserve Bank of Peru Board had cut its interest rate four weeks ago in the first policy change in fifteen months. A statement released last Thursday after its June meeting reiterates the arguments made when policy was eased in May: Peru has in-target inflation, which should continue over the next two years; GDP is […] More

Central Reserve Bank of Peru

April 7, 2017

Peru’s policy interest rate has been again  maintained at 4.25% even though actual inflation and expectations of future inflation in the short run have moved higher. The rate has been at this level since a 25-basis point cut in February 2016 culminated for such moves starting in September 2015. A released statement noted that growth […] More

Central Reserve Bank of Peru Maintains 4.25% Interest Rate

March 9, 2017

The last change in Peru’s central bank interest rate was a 25 basis point cut in February 2016 that culminated a percentage point of easing in the space of five months. A released statement after the latest Board meeting observes a 0.4 percentage point drop in core inflation last month, in-target inflation expectations, somewhat slower […] More

Central Reserve Bank of Peru

January 12, 2017

Although Peru’s key central bank rate was left at 4.25%, its level since the last February’s last of four cuts of 25 basis points each in the space of five months, a released statement revises projected inflation over the coming year up slightly and observes that “the water deficit generated by adverse climate factors has been […] More

Central Reserve Bank of Peru

December 15, 2016

A statement released after this month’s monetary policy meeting said the decision to leave the key  interest rate at 4.25% “is consistent with an inflation forecast in which inflation converges to 2 percent towards the end of 2017. … Expectations of inflation in 12 months have increased slightly but continue showing a declining path within […] More

Central Reserve Bank of Peru

October 13, 2016

Officials at Peru’s central bank left their policy interest rate unchanged at 4.25% and released a statement that projected a drop of CPI inflation below the target range ceiling fairly soon and to 2.0% by the end of next year. Measures of expected inflation are diminishing, and real GDP is expected to grow at a 3% […] More